India responded to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's accusations regarding the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, suggesting that there is an element of bias in his allegations and labeling them as politically motivated. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) pointed out that Canada has not provided any specific information or evidence to support its claims in the Nijjar case.
A diplomatic dispute has unfolded between India and Canada over the Nijjar incident, triggered by Trudeau's assertion of a potential involvement of Indian agents in the assassination of the separatist leader.
In response to questions about whether India has communicated its stance to its key allies regarding the diplomatic discord with Canada, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi confirmed that India has indeed conveyed its position to relevant parties.
Furthermore, Bagchi mentioned that due to the disruptions caused by Canada's unfounded accusations against India, the Indian high commission and consulates in Canada are temporarily unable to process visa applications. This situation underscores the growing tension between the two nations and the impact it has had on diplomatic relations and practical matters such as visa processing.