South Asia refers to the Indian subcontinent, which stretches from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean. India, the second-largest country in the world by population, is the dominant state here, with Pakistan in the west, Bangladesh in the east, Nepal and Bhutan in the Himalaya mountains and Sri Lanka to the south. Due to higher fertility rates, India’s population will soon surpass China’s.
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The rise and fall (and rise?) of India’s vaccine diplomacy
Early this year, India was hailed as a hero for its millions of exports of Covid-19 vaccines. Then, a second wave hit, and the country stopped sending vaccines abroad in hopes of containing its own terrible outbreak. It now wants to get back to delivering them to other countries by late this year. If it doesn’t, Beijing could take advantage.