Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Friday (native time) mentioned that Canada had shared the “credible allegations” that India’s authorities could have been concerned within the killing of a Khalistani terrorist “weeks in the past”, World Information reported.
Addressing a joint press convention with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Trudeau mentioned: “Canada has shared the credible allegations — that I talked about on Monday — with India. We did that many weeks in the past. We’re there to work constructively with India and we hope that they interact with us so we are able to unravel this very critical method,” mentioned Trudeau.
India, on its half, has repeatedly denied claims of receiving any intel concerning the allegations from Canada earlier than Trudeau’s announcement on Monday revealing them.
Earlier this week, Trudeau had first linked Nijjar’s killing to India. India on Tuesday rejected such allegations calling them ‘absurd’ and ‘motivated’.
The Canadian authorities additionally expelled a prime Indian diplomat quickly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations.
Nijjar, who was a resident of Canada, was certainly one of India’s most-wanted terrorists, and carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. He was shot by two unidentified assailants exterior a gurdwara in Surrey in British Columbia in Canada on June 18 this 12 months.
The Exterior Affairs ministry in a press launch mentioned: “We have now seen and rejected the assertion of the Canadian Prime Minister of their Parliament, as additionally the assertion by their International Minister. Allegations of the Authorities of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated.”
In a tit-for-tat transfer, India expelled a senior Canadian diplomat additional worsening the tensions between the 2 nations.
Later, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned no info has been shared by Canada concerning the killing of Nijjar.
“We’re prepared to take a look at any particular info that’s offered to us, however to this point we’ve got obtained no particular info from Canada,” Ministry of Exterior Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned on Thursday answering queries.
In his information convention in New York on Thursday, the Canadian Prime Minister, nonetheless, didn’t current any proof to again Canadian claims. Trudeau was repeatedly quizzed on the character of the allegations however caught to reiterating that there have been “credible causes” to imagine that India was linked to the demise of Nijjar.
A Canadian media report citing authorities sources mentioned that Ottawa’s allegations are based mostly on each human and indicators intelligence and inputs from an ally of the 5 Eye intelligence community.
The 5 Eyes community is an intelligence alliance consisting of america, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Tensions between began brewing after PM Modi ‘scolded’ Trudeau on the Delhi G20 summit over Khalistan supporters attacking Indian diplomatic missions in Canada. Days later, Canada postponed a commerce mission to India, deliberate for October.
Each India and Canada have now issued journey advisories. India has requested its residents residing in or travelling to Canada to train warning in view of “rising anti-India actions”.