Britain and India are each contributing £4 million on five new research projects to fight anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
The statement said the five projects are slated to commence in September 2020, and the total worth of the research project is £8 million. Britain is contributing £4 million from the UK Research and Innovation Fund for International Collaboration, and India will match this with an equal amount.
In the virtual visit held on July 28, 2020, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon announced that Britain and India are deepening its research collaboration. He was quoted as saying that the UK has already partnered with India’s Serum Institute to manufacture the vaccine for Covid-19, and it will be distributed to a billion people across the developing world if clinical trials are successful. British High Commissioner Philip Barton, said the UK would be India’s second-biggest research partner, with joint research expected to be worth £400 million by 2021.