India has issued directives to its nationals and students visiting Canada. “In view of growing anti-India activities and politically-condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in Canada, all Indian nationals there and those contemplating travel are urged to exercise utmost caution. Recently, threats have particularly targeted Indian diplomats and sections of the Indian community who oppose the anti-India agenda. Indian nationals are therefore advised to avoid travelling to regions and potential venues in Canada that have seen such incidents,” stated Ministry of External Affairs.
Meanwhile, amid the ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada over the killing of a Khalistani terrorist on Canadian soil, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons on Monday that his government had “credible allegations” that linked Indian government agents to the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil in June.
The meeting between PM Modi and Jaishankar took place in the new Parliament House to discuss India-Canada relations.
Following Trudeau’s remarks, India and Canada have expelled a senior diplomat each. Centre has rejected the allegations as “absurd” and “motivated.”