The decision reflects the Indian government’s growing concern over the interference of Canadian diplomats in our internal affairs and their involvement in anti-India activities, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
Hours after Canada expelled an Indian diplomat after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged possible links between the Indian government and the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep, India on Tuesday expelled a top Canadian diplomat, Oliver Sylvester, in a tit-for-tat move. Expelled. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned Canadian High Commissioner Cameron Mackay and informed him about India’s decision to expel the Canadian diplomat based in India.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that the decision reflects the Indian government’s growing concern over the interference of Canadian diplomats in our internal affairs and their involvement in anti-India activities. The senior diplomat has been asked to leave India within the next five days.
India asks Canadian diplomat to leave the country within 5 days
In a major development on Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the country’s Parliament that Canadian security agencies are actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible link between Indian government agents and the murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Have been. Canada expelled a top Indian diplomat following Trudeau’s allegations. Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie announced that Pawan Kumar Rai, the head of Indian intelligence in Canada, has been expelled.
Within a few hours, the central government took a quick decision and expelled Canada’s senior diplomat Oliver Sylvester. Canada’s High Commissioner to India was today summoned by the Foreign Minister and informed of the decision to expel an India-based diplomat.
The central government rejected Canada’s allegations, calling them absurd and motivated, and said India has a strong commitment to the rule of law. A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, “Allegations of involvement of the Government of India in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated.
India also accused Canada of harboring Khalistani terrorists, who continue to threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The central government also said Canada’s inaction in dealing with Khalistani terrorists has been a long-standing and continuing concern.
Canadian PM Trudeau also said that he had raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit held in New Delhi earlier this month. He further said, Canada has expressed its deep concerns to the top intelligence security officials of the Government of India.