UK Disagrees With India’s Position On Canada
LONDON (ANI) – The United Kingdom has shown its disagreement with India’s action after the India-Canada standoff which resulted in the departure of 41 Canadian diplomats from India and called for resolution of differences through discussion.
In a press statement, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said, “Resolving differences requires communication and diplomats in respective capitals. We do not agree with the decisions taken by the Indian government that have resulted in a number of Canadian diplomats departing India.”
The UK further emphasized that the UK expects India to uphold its obligations under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Noting the removal of immunities of diplomats, it said, “We expect all states to uphold their obligations under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The unilateral removal of the privileges and immunities that provide for the safety and security of diplomats is not consistent with the principles or the effective functioning of the Vienna Convention.”
The statement read further, “We continue to encourage India to engage with Canada on its independent investigation into the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.”
The US has expressed concerns over the departure of 41 Canadian diplomats from India and urged the Indian government not to insist on reducing Canada’s diplomatic presence.