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India hopes Canada to take action against extremist elements, says MEA spokesperson

A day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau softened his tone saying that he doesn’t desire a battle proper now over the problem of the Nijjar killing however to work with India in advancing the Indo-Pacific technique, Ministry of Exterior Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated on Thursday that India is anticipating Canada to take motion in opposition to extremist components

Trudeau on Wednesday in an interview with CBC stated “We don’t want to be in a situation of fighting with India right now over this. We want to be working on that trade deal. We want to be advancing the Indo-Pacific strategy,”.

“India’s place is constant on the problem of Canada as it’s hoping that Ottawa would take motion on extremist components which are misusing the liberty of speech and expression of their nation, Bagchi stated.

Addressing a weekly media briefing on Thursday, Bagchi stated India has all the time highlighted that the core subject stays the area given to extremists, terrorists and anti-India components in Canada.

Requested about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s remarks that he has seen a tonal shift in India’s relations with Canada after the US reported an alleged homicide plot, Arindam Bagchi stated, “I’m not precisely certain how you can reply it.

On this sense, this can be a remark by the Prime Minister of Canada and I wouldn’t prefer to touch upon that. However I believe our place has been fairly constant and every time this has been raised.

“Notably, the ties between India and Canada have been strained after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations about India being involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India has outrightly rejected the allegations terming them “absurd” and “politically motivated.”

“I think we have highlighted how we see the problem and frankly the core issue remains the space that is given to extremists and terrorists and anti-India elements in that country. I think you would heard from the External Affairs Minister recently as well as others about the developments of that case and the fact that if there’s something that we look into it but the core of it, the problem remains this. So I would like to say whether they have noted a shift or not. Certainly, our position has remained consistent and we would hope that they would take action on such extremist elements that are misusing the freedom of speech and expression in their country,” he added.

Trudeau has stated he believes India’s relations with Canada may need undergone “a tonal shift” within the days for the reason that unsealing of a US indictment alleging a conspiracy to homicide India-designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil, Canada-based CBC Information reported.

Trudeau made the remarks in an end-of-year interview with the CBC’s Rosemary Barton. He stated the US indictment appears to have satisfied the Indian authorities to undertake a extra sober tone, as reported by CBC Information.

“I think there is a beginning of an understanding that they can’t bluster their way through this and there is an openness to collaborating in a way that perhaps they were less open before,” he stated.

With inputs from companies.

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