India Canada Tension: There is a controversy going on in India and Canada regarding the murder of Khalistani supporter Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Meanwhile, the US Embassy on Thursday (October 5) rejected the news that New Delhi’s diplomatic dispute with Canada could affect India-US relations. It was said in the report that expressing this apprehension, US Ambassador Eric Garcetti had alerted his team.
American media organization The Politic reported that Garcetti also said that the US needs to reduce its contacts with Indian officials for an undetermined period.
When asked about this report, a US Embassy spokesperson said, “The US Embassy rejects these reports. “Ambassador Garcetti is working hard every day to deepen the partnership between the people and governments of the United States and India.”
What did America say?
The US Embassy spokesperson further said, “His personal engagements and public events demonstrate that Ambassador Garcetti and the US Mission in India are working every day to advance our important and strategic partnership with India.”
What did Canada allege?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had alleged that there was a ‘possibility’ of involvement of Indian agents in the murder of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. After this there was tension in the relations between India and Canada.
India rejected the allegations as “absurd” and “motivated” and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat manner, as Ottawa had also expelled an Indian diplomat.
What is the matter?
‘The Politico’, quoting an unidentified official, had reported, “Garcetti had told his team that due to the diplomatic dispute with Canada, relations between India and America may deteriorate for some time.”
The White House had said on Tuesday (October 3) that Canada’s allegations regarding India’s involvement in the killing of the separatist are serious and need to be thoroughly investigated.
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