Are fake drugs manufactured in China being pushed into various African countries with the `Made in India’ tag? The Indian government has long suspected this to be the case, but it now has definite evidence for the first time.Last week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria issued a press release stating that a large consignment of fake anti-malarial generic pharmaceuticals labelled `Made in India’ were, in fact, found to have been produced in China.New Delhi has registered “strong protest” with the Chinese mission and China’s foreign trade ministry, according to sources in the commerce ministry.While this is a case of a Chinese company exporting fake `Made in India’ labelled medicines which has been accidentally exposed, it is unlikely to be an isolated incident. Indeed there is no reason for Nigeria to be the only country to be receiving such consignments.”His letter went on to say: “Fake foreign-made generics carrying `Made in India’ label can do tremendous harm to our interests. It not only dents our image and takes our legitimate market share, it also erodes the distinction between generic and fake medicines that we have been campaigning for at WHO and WTO”.
And if there was any further proof needed of China’s malignant intents with respect to diminishing the image of India, here is a Chinese guy singing “Tujh Main Rab Dikta Hain” [Video] in a Chinese idol knockoff. [Link courtesy Suhel] in a not-so-pleasing voice.
With China’s tendency to make people lip-sync songs (as evidenced during the Olympics) and in general of “mislabeling” things, I would not be surprised if the voice behind the lips is that of a true-blue Indian, in on a plot to make Hindi music sound rather bad.