What this means is that India will ban both new drugs being tested on animals and drugs being retested on animals, which have already been tested on animals.
Animal rights campaigners have been campaigning for years to end animal testing. The campaign to end animal testing, both cosmetic animal testing and medical animal testing has been global.
This move comes on top of India's ban on animals being used for cosmetic purposes. Only two years ago. India joins one of the many country's to ban cosmetic testing. India is one of the first countries to make a move to stop animal testing for medical reasons.