Key point is -: Willing to pay. There are 3 aspects to vaccines availability.

a) Permission to sell
b) Production capacity
c) Reaching out to most yulnerable audiences.

It is a statistical truth that, with 140 crore population there will be shortages.

(1/n)
It is also a truth, that, pharma companies have bumbled around with their response to Covid in last 1 year.

Scientifically, vaccine development is basically identifying the right process.

Rest is regulatory systems.

Foreign giants, behaved arrogantly with India.
(2/n)
Recently, Pfizer badmouthed Israel on vaccine payments.

How would they behave with India?
(3/n)
Truth is, vaccines being free for all will ensure, that, supply side shortages will make the price rise by 10x at a minimum and 100x maximum.

That is free market economics.

Demand and supply are best drivers no doubt, but, if your supply is low,prices go up

(4/n)
It is a surprising that someone who runs a VC firm like @firstcheque has less knowledge of supply and demand.

Just because, I have a flat near HAL, Bangalore does not mean, I can buy a Tejas aircraft by walking across the road.
Sorry, but, if you have money, London flights are not too far off. A round trip still costs 50k INR and some change.

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