India, May 18 -- President Joe Biden on Monday announced that the United States will begin shipping 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccines to unspecified needy countries by June end, in addition to the 60 million shots of AstraZeneca's that have already been pledged for distribution subject to authorisation by the drug regulator.

Though there are no indications of the proportion in which these 80 million doses will be distributed and to which countries, it is reliably understood that India will be among the recipients. But, once again, there is no word on what it will get - AstraZeneca, which is already made and distributed in India as Covidshield, or the ones by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, ...