The Indian government which learnt of this through a press release issued by the Nigerian Government Drug Regulatory Authority (NAFDAC) took the issue into serious cognisance.
The NAFDAC press release was about seizure of a large freight of fake anti-malarial generic pharmaceuticals labelled 'Made in India' but produced in China.
After this, India urged the Chinese authorities to take stringent action against those behind this, minister of state for health and family welfare Dinesh Trivedi informed Rajya Sabha in reply to a written question.
The Chinese government, which probed into the matter in response to India's protests, discovered a nexus between Chinese drug manufacturers and importers in Nigeria, the minister said.
"The principal suspects have been caught and their factories sealed. The Chinese government is taking action against the accused as per their law," he said, adding that the Indian missions overseas have also been directed to be more vigilant against such incidents.