India Vs Canada: Relations with Canada are in a tense situation due to India’s blunt attitude against Khalistan supporters. Meanwhile, a report has claimed that the US has refused to join Canada in announcing the results of the investigation into the murder of a Sikh separatist leader.
According to the report of Washington Post, recently Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had given rise to allegations that Indian officials could be behind the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia.
Canada had asked its close allies, including the United States, to publicly condemn the killing. On this, the Biden administration and its allies rejected Canada’s proposal in the interest of diplomatic balance because it would have brought to book the Asian power (India), seen as an important counter to China. >
Five Eyes officials had personally taken up the matter of Nijjar’s murder
According to reports, senior officials of the countries involved in the intelligence alliance Five Eyes had personally raised the issue of the alleged murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in the weeks before the G20 summit in Delhi. Let us tell you that India had declared Nijjar a terrorist, who was allegedly murdered on June 18.
The report said a Western official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to diplomatic sensitivity, said the matter was not mentioned publicly before the G20 meeting. Prime Minister of India to Western leaders Seen as an important emerging party for Narendra Modi.
Canadian officials made this claim regarding Indian diplomat
The report said that Trudeau’s announcement of the allegations before Parliament on Monday created a major rift in relations between India and Canada. Due to this an Indian diplomat in Ottawa was expelled. Canadian officials claimed that he was a station chief of the External Indian Intelligence Service. In response, New Delhi expelled a Canadian diplomat, who was identified by media as a top Canadian spy in India.
Justin Trudeau said, ‘Indian government needs to take the matter very seriously’
Trudeau told the media in Ottawa on Tuesday that the Indian government needs to take this matter very seriously. He said, “We are doing that.” We are not trying to provoke or escalate. We are presenting the facts as we understand them and we want to work with the Government of India.”
Trudeau said, “This is extremely serious and will have far-reaching consequences in international law…” He said, we will remain calm. We will stick to our democratic principles and values. We will follow the evidence and ensure that work is done for everyone.”
Indian government calls Justin Trudeau’s allegations absurd
The Indian government issued a statement on Tuesday (September 19) rejecting Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s allegations, calling them absurd and motivated. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said the allegations seek to divert attention from Khalistani terrorists and extremists who have been granted asylum in Canada and pose a threat to India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The statement said the Canadian government’s inaction on this matter has been a matter of long-standing and continuing concern.