India fumes: Slams Canada for ‘absurd and motivated’ accusations in unprecedented diplomatic crisis

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In an unprecedented escalation, India’s foreign ministry has vehemently rejected Canada’s allegations linking the Indian envoy in Ottawa to the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The ministry dubbed the Canadian accusations as “absurd and motivated,” marking a severe downturn in relations between the two countries that have historically been friendly.

Fire for Fire: India Expected to Retaliate with Expulsion of Canadian Envoy

The Trudeau government wasted no time in ordering the Indian envoy in Ottawa to pack his bags. Now, all eyes are on India, as its foreign ministry signals that a similar expulsion of the Canadian envoy in New Delhi is on the cards. The ministry added that Trudeau’s allegations were completely rebuffed when he had raised the matter “directly” with his Indian counterpart during the recent G20 summit in Delhi.

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Trudeau’s G20 Snub: A Precursor to the Diplomatic Meltdown?

Adding a layer of complexity to the diplomatic spat, Trudeau was notably the most sidelined leader at the G20 summit in Delhi. Eschewing media attention and bypassing official dinners, he chose to only attend formal summit business. As if in a dramatic twist, his official plane experienced technical issues, causing him to stay in India for nearly two additional days. India pointed out that Trudeau declined an offer to use an Air India One plane for his departure.

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Shifting the Spotlight: India Calls Out Canada’s Support for Khalistani Elements

India’s foreign ministry went on the offensive, suggesting that the Canadian allegations are an attempt to divert attention from Khalistani terrorists who have found refuge in Canada. The ministry blasted the Trudeau government for its inaction against anti-India elements and activities, including murders, human trafficking, and organized crime happening on Canadian soil.

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The severity of this diplomatic crisis cannot be understated, especially when Canadian political figures have expressed sympathy for Khalistani elements. India strongly urges Canada to take prompt and effective legal action against all anti-India activities originating from its soil.

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