Quickly after Canada Prime Minister accused India of being behind the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the US stated it’s “deeply involved” concerning the allegations.
“The US was deeply involved concerning the allegations disclosed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Nationwide Safety Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson stated in an emailed assertion.
“It’s crucial that Canada’s investigation proceed and the perpetrators be dropped at justice,” Ms Watson stated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated his authorities had “credible allegations” linking Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing with the “brokers of the Authorities of India.”
India has rejected the allegations as “absurd and motivated”.
“Such unsubstantiated” allegations search to shift the main focus from Khalistani terrorists and extremists, who’ve been offered “shelter in Canada and proceed to threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the overseas ministry stated in an announcement.
India additionally expelled a senior Canadian diplomat immediately in a reciprocal transfer after Canada expelled a senior Indian diplomat.
“The Excessive Commissioner of Canada to India was summoned immediately and knowledgeable concerning the determination of the Authorities of India to expel a senior Canadian diplomat primarily based in India,” the ministry stated.
The Canadian diplomat, who’s unnamed, has been requested to go away the nation in 5 days.
Canada-based Nijjar was designated a ‘terrorist’ by India. He was shot lifeless by unknown attackers close to a gurdwara in Surrey in June.
The brand new row despatched relations between Ottawa and New Delhi, already bitter, to a dramatic new low.
Tensions between the 2 nations flared additional earlier this month throughout the G20 summit in Delhi, which Mr Trudeau attended.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “robust issues about persevering with anti-India actions of extremist components in Canada” throughout a gathering together with his Canadian counterpart.