India Canada row: Relations between India and Canada worsened after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that the Indian government was involved in the June 2023 killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India Canada row: Amid diplomatic tensions between India and Canada over the killing of a Khalistan terrorist, the External Affairs Minister (EAM) on Tuesday asked UN member states not to allow “political expediency” to dictate counter-terrorism operations in a covert attack. . . in Ottawa.
“Also, we must not accept that political expediency dictates responses to terrorism, extremism and violence,” said the EAM in a general debate at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
In contrast, the speaker of Canada’s parliament resigned on Tuesday after celebrating a Ukrainian veteran who fought for the Nazis during World War II.
India Canada row : Indian IT companies in wait-and-see mode
The India-Canada dispute has left Indian IT companies on a wait-and-see basis. However, industry experts believe that there is no need to worry now.
Nasscom, Apex’s IT association, said: “We are in close contact with our members in Canada and their feedback indicates there are no immediate concerns.”
Gangster Arsh Dallas Aide arrested in NIA raids
The National Investigation Agency conducted a massive raid at 50 locations in six in connection with Khalistan and gangsters. Sources said the raids targeted Hawala operators and logistics coordinators of Khalistan-linked gangsters.
The states where the attacks took place are: 30 in Punjab, 13 in Rajasthan, 4 in Haryana, 2 in Uttarakhand and 1 each in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
According to sources, the NIA has arrested one person identified as helping gangster-turned-terrorist Arsh Dala from Ferozepur, Punjab. He is likely to be interrogated by the NIA in Chandigarh. But Jora’s family claimed he was just a laborer earning only 12,000 rubles a month. The institution filed a notice of termination in accordance with Section 160 of the Criminal Code.
“Our diplomats threatened, our consulates attacked: Jaishankar says Canada has an environment”.
In a debate at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), EAM S Jaishankar spoke about organised crime and extremism in Canada, saying “the environment is there”.
“Our concern is that it was indeed very permissive for political reasons. So we have a situation where our diplomats are actually threatened, our consulates attacked, and there are often comments about “interference in our politics”. And a lot of that is often justified because that’s how democracies work,” he said.