Talks on free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Canada on hold

(Credits : CanIndia News)

Ottawa (Canada) – Canada has postponed talks on free trade agreement (FTA) with India. A spokesperson of Canada’s Trade Ministry confirmed this, without mentioning a reason. Confirming this, a senior government official said on Friday that India-Canada talks on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are expected to resume after the resolution of the issues between the two countries. India had objected to certain political developments happening in Canada. Until they are resolved, talks on the FTA with Canada have been paused.

(Credits : India Today)

During the G20 summit held in Delhi on 10th September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a discussion with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had said that strict action should be taken against the anti-India activities of Khalistanis in Canada. 6 days later, Canada postponed the talks with India. Talks are ongoing for a 10-year FTA between India and Canada.

Editorial Viewpoint

Until Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s hatred towards India and affection towards Khalistanis continues, it is futile to expect any positive outcome from Canada.