It is not our aim to provoke India: Justin Trudeau

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Toronto, September 19 (IANS). India hit back by expelling a Canadian diplomat from its High Commission in New Delhi after Ottawa ordered the departure of an Indian diplomat after Justin Trudeau blamed India for the killing of pro-Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Is. The Canadian Prime Minister said on Tuesday that his aim is not to provoke India.

“The Indian government needs to take this matter very seriously. That’s just what we’re doing… We’re not looking to provoke or escalate it,” Trudeau said at a morning briefing before the House of Commons began. Have been.”

Meanwhile, sources said on Tuesday that security around the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi has been tightened as a precautionary measure.

This step has been taken after increasing tension in diplomatic relations between the two countries.

On Monday, Trudeau, in an emergency statement given in Parliament, had accused the Indian government of being involved in the murder of pro-Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Nijjar was shot dead outside a Sikh cultural center in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18.

Trudeau had said that Canadian security agencies are actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible connection between Indian government agents and the killing of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Nijjar.

–IANS

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