Amid a rift in ties between New Delhi and Ottawa, the Foreign Minister of Canada, Melanie Joly, has said that she is in close contact with her Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, adding that it is a difficult moment in relationship between the two nations that has spanned decades.
Canada evacuated its 41 diplomats and 42 accompanying dependents from India after New Delhi “threatened to strip them of their diplomatic immunity”, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Thursday.
Signalling a further souring of bilateral ties, Foreign Minister of Canada Melanie Joly on Monday said an Indian diplomat in the country had been expelled. The expulsion comes in light of PM Justin Trudeau’s statement alleging an Indian hand in the killing of wanted Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Foreign Minister of Canada, Melanie Joly on Tuesday said that her country is in close contact with Indian officials in light of “unacceptable” posters that have appeared in Canada, regarding a pro-Khalistan protest planned for July 8, which bears the names and photos of some top Indian diplomats.