New Delhi: Instead of cooperating in the investigation of the Sikh leader’s murder, the Modi government has asked the Canadian government to recall its diplomats.
According to the Financial Times, the Indian government has informed Canada that it should recall its 41 diplomats back to their country before the 10th of next month.
Currently, Canada has 62 diplomats serving in India, and 41 have been asked to return. After this, the number will be reduced to 21, as India has already imposed restrictions on Canadian visas.
India has taken this step after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented irrefutable evidence of the involvement of the infamous secret agency RAW in the murder of a separatist Sikh leader in his country. Canada had expelled the Indian ambassador on suspicions that he was an agent and involved in the Sikh leader’s murder. In response, India not only rejected those allegations but also expelled Canada’s ambassador.
On the other hand, global powers, including the United States, had demanded that India cooperate with Canada in the murder investigation and expressed concern over RAW’s involvement in the Sikh leader’s murder.