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NEW DELHI: Indian military personnel including soldiers and medical staff posted in Ladakh — the scene of a tense military stand off with China — will be among the first group of armed forces personnel to get vaccinated against covid-19 when India starts the process over the weekend, two people familiar with the development said on Friday.

More than 12,000 doses of the vaccine have been despatched to Ladakh where Indian soldiers are standing eye ball to eye ball with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control border. Of these, about 4,000 will be earmarked for military doctors and other besides front line troops, one of the two people cited above said.

Besides frontline soldiers, priority will be accorded to military doctors, the person cited above said.

India is to begin vaccinating its frontline medical workers and others with 300,000 expected to be vaccinated on the first day of inoculation on Saturday. In all 30 million people are to be vaccinated in the first phase of the massive programme.

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