The whole world is aware of China’s deadly virus which has caused a pandemic and millions of
deaths. Zoonotic diseases have become common over the years due to an increase in human and
animal interaction. India can easily be the next China as it has its plate full with illegal wildlife
trade, clearances for infrastructure projects, a weak system of laws and policies and an even
weaker implementation. Therefore, this article analyses the various reasons why India can be the
next location for the origin of a zoonotic virus deadly enough to cause a pandemic.