Very informative. So covid has become a political issue too.
No body really believes India's numbers at this point. I don't. What incentive do they have to report accurate numbers? The visible downside, on the contrary, is loss of face in the Global stage for the self appointed "Vaccine Superpower".
There is news of "Triple mutation" in India. And the news about the double mutation was from sample collected in October 2020.
Its pretty clear India has become the South Asian hotbed for mutations.
Of course it's political, it's more political than anything else. Modi allows cow-shit flinging festivals and let's-bathe-naked-in the-friggin-Ganges orgies to score political brownie points than do what's needed - lockdown. Same deal in the west, but in India, combined with its natural filth and rot, the Covid virus goes even more uber-deadly.