Moreover, Prime Minister conveyed the assurance that India’s productive capabilities in the pharmaceutical sector; would remain available for assisting the citizens of the world, including those of Canada, to the best of India’s abilities. The two leaders agreed that the partnership between India and Canada could contribute meaningfully to the global effort to fight the pandemic, especially through collaboration in research and technology aimed at finding a vaccine or therapeutic solutions to COVID-19.
Over three lakh Indians, including nearly two lakh students, are in Canada at this time, and the Indian Government; through its High Commission and Consulates, has been working with the Federal Government as well as provinces and universities to ensure their well-being. Meanwhile, nearly 40,000 Canadians were similarly situated in India; and New Delhi has helped facilitate 14 special flights so far, the latest of which departed from Kolkata. This flight was to fly from east India.