Singapore conveys strong objection to Arvind Kejriwal’s COVID-19 variant remark

Singapore government called in India’s High Commissioner today to convey strong objection to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet on “Singapore variant” of COVID-19. The Indian High Commissioner clarified that Delhi Chief Minister had no competence to pronounce on Covid variants or civil aviation policy.

In a series of tweets, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said the Delhi Chief Minister does not speak for India.  He cautioned that irresponsible comments from those who should know better can damage long-standing partnerships.

The Minister said Singapore and India have been solid partners in the fight against Covid-19. He appreciated Singapore’s role as a logistics hub and oxygen supplier saying their gesture of deploying military aircraft to help India speaks of the exceptional relationship.


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