New Delhi: In a significant development, Government of India expelled Canadian diplomat in India, hours after Canada expelled Indian diplomat.
A day earlier, Canadian Prime Minister rose eyebrows by blaming India for the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. On September 19 (Tuesday), Government of India summoned the High Commissioner of Canada to India and asked him to leave India within next five days.
“The High Commissioner of Canada to India was summoned today and informed about the decision of the Government of India to expel a senior Canadian diplomat based in India. The concerned diplomat has been asked to leave India within the next five days. The decision reflects Government of India’s growing concern at the interference of Canadian diplomats in our internal matters and their involvement in anti-India activities,” read MEA;s statement.
Earlie, Trudeau told the Candian parliament that Canadian investigating agencies have found India’s links in the killing of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in June.
Meanwhile, MEA also rejected the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament and termed it absurd and motivated.