The India Canada diplomatic dispute that started after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of involvement in the killing of a pro-Khalistan Sikh leader in Canada has intensified, and after the United States and the United Kingdom, Australia also did not. Not only commented on this issue but also expressed serious concern over Canada’s allegations.
According to the British news agency Reuters, the United States and the United Kingdom have expressed serious concern over this matter.
A senior US State Department official told reporters that the US has urged India to cooperate in investigating the allegations.
The spokesperson for the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said that Australia is deeply concerned about these allegations. “We are in close contact with our partner on this matter. We have shared our concern with India at the senior level.
Canada has already expelled an Indian diplomat over the issue. According to the Canadian Foreign Minister, Indian diplomat Pawan Kumar, who was expelled in this case, was the head of India’s secret agency ‘RA’ in Canada.
However, the Indian government vehemently denied the allegation and retaliated by asking a senior Canadian diplomat to leave the country.
Previously, White House Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement that “we are deeply concerned about the allegations that have been expressed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”
The spokesperson further said, “We are in contact with our partners in Canada, and it is important that the Canadian investigation moves forward and the accused are brought to justice.”
Britain also says it is in contact with Canada over “serious allegations”.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sonak’s spokesperson said that the British government is in contact with Canada over the’serious allegations’, but this will not affect the ongoing trade talks between India and the UK due to India Canada diplomatic dispute .
Not provoking India, asking for answers: PM Trudeau
Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that they are not provoking India, but they are asking for an answer to the murder of Hardib Singh Najar.
According to the British news agency Reuters, in a conversation with reporters, Justin Trudeau said that Canada wants India to address this issue properly.
Prime Minister Trudeau says the case will have far-reaching consequences for international law.
The Indian government has to take this issue very seriously. We are doing the same; we don’t want to escalate or incite conflict.
Keep in mind that on Monday, Prime Minister Trudeau said in the Canadian Parliament that “over the past few weeks, Canadian security agencies have been investigating credible allegations of a possible connection between agents of the Indian government and the murder of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Najjar.”
He said that Canada has expressed its deep concern to the Indian government. “The complicity of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty.”
Responding to the statement of the Prime Minister of Canada. The spokesman of the White House Security Council further said. That we are in contact with our partners in Canada. And it is important that the Canadian investigation proceeds and the accused are brought to justice.
Britain says it is in contact with Canada over ‘serious allegations’.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sonak’s spokesperson said that the British government is in contact with Canada. Over the’serious allegations’, but this will not affect the ongoing trade talks between India and the UK.
Earlier, Canada expelled a top Indian diplomat. While investigating allegations of alleged Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh separatist leader.
Hardeep Singh Najjar, an official associated with the pro-Khalistan branch of the Sikh movement in India. He shot on June 18 this year in Surrey, British Columbia, while he was inside a Gurdwara.
Hardeep Singh was the head of the Khalistan Tiger Force.
Hardeep Singh was wanted by the National Investigation Agency. In at least four cases against him for extremism and conspiracy to kill a Hindu Pandit. Besides running the separatist Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) movement and promoting a terrorist agenda. There were allegations.