India Goes On The Offensive, Asks Canada To Withdraw 40 Diplomats
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – India is learned to have told Canada to withdraw around 40 diplomats from the country by October 10 amid worsening ties between the two nations, according to reports.
The reports have said that New Delhi has conveyed to Canada that if the diplomats are not withdrawn by the deadline, they will lose their diplomatic immunity.
There are more than 60 Canadian diplomats posted in India.
Last month, after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated in Parliament that Indian intelligence agents may have been involved in the murder of Sikh pro-Khalistan hardliner Hardeep Singh Nijjar, diplomatic relations hit an all-time low between the two nations.
Nijjar was shot dead outside a gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, on June 18 by masked gunmen.