If Canada gives proof of its allegations, India ready to discuss : Dr S Jaishankar

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Washington (US) – In his first remarks to the press on the row over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations of a potential Indian Government’s link to the killing of Khalistan separatist terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the Government had told Ottawa “This is not the Government of India’s policy”.

Responding to a question on the Canadian allegation during an interaction at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Jaishankar said, “Yes, I do have a comment. I will share with you very frankly what we told the Canadians. One, we told the Canadians that this is not the Government of India’s policy. Two, we told the Canadians that look, if you have something specific, if you have something relevant, let us know. We are open to looking at it.”

S Jaishankar said he spoke to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the Indian-Canadian standoff. The foreign minister said the Indian diplomats in Canada are “unsafe” when they go to the embassy or the consulate. “They are publicly intimidated. Hence, working there has become unsafe for them.”