Indian states have been left to compete with each other in the global market for vaccine procurement.
Ruhi Bhasin is an assistant editor at the Independent Media Institute. Previously, she worked as an editor and a senior journalist at the Times of India and the Indian Express covering politics, legal matters, and social issues. She can be reached on Twitter @BhasinRuhi.
Already disadvantaged before the pandemic, millions in both countries are facing a double threat.
But Modi’s government is suppressing the effort in an attempt to cover up its failure to prevent the crisis.