France, Oct. 23 -- India has reached one billion cumulative doses in its Covid-19 vaccination drive, blighted by a virus surge this summer. It crossed the milestone in 279 days and looked ahead to inoculate all eligible citizens by the year's end.

India now accounts for more than twice the number delivered in the United States, nine times that of Germany and 10 times the number of jabs given in France.

The South Asian nation of 1.4 billion is only behind China which kicked off its program last year and reached the one billion mark this June.India fetes 1,000,000,000

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led celebrations in Delhi to fete healthcare workers, who trekked, used drones, boats, bicycles, trucks and mules to cart vaccines across rugge...