EAM S Jaishankar and Mélanie Joly held secret meeting in Washington

When the whole world is currently focused on the tensions escalating in the Middle East due to the declaration of war between Israel and the Palestinian organization Hamas, India, and Canada held a secret meeting in the United States to address the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Sources have confirmed that the foreign ministers of India and Canada held a private meeting in the United States where they discussed the diplomatic dispute between the countries, that occurred over the murder of Canadian resident Nijjar Singh. If you are scrambling to the web to unfold the latest developments of a diplomatic dispute between India and Canada, this article is for you. Keep reading this article and go through it till the end.

EAM S Jaishankar and Mélanie Joly

The external affairs minister of India S Jaishankar and the foreign minister of Canada Melanie Joly held a secret meeting in the United States during S Jaishankar’s visit. The Financial Times stated that before India and Canada held a private meeting, the Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau, and Foreign Minister Joly said they were trying to address the matter behind closed doors. The Canadian government informed New Delhi that diplomats who remained past the specified deadline would lose their diplomatic immunity. Shift to the next section and read more details.

Currently, the two countries are locking horns in a diplomatic dispute that escalated when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged last month that “Canadian security agencies have been actively investigating credible accusations of a possible connection between agents of the Indian government and the killing” of Canadian Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada on June 18. For the unversed, Hardeep Singh Nijjar was one of the most wanted terrorists in India. He was the leader of the red-listed Khalistan Tiger Force.

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Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed in Surrey where two unidentified gunmen killed him in the Western Canadian province of British Columbia, fatally shooting him. It led the Canadian government to accuse India of conspiring to kill Nijjar Singh on Canadian soil. In response, the Indian government issued a statement to Canada, “We have seen and rejected the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated…We are a democratic polity with a strong commitment to the rule of law,” Stay tuned.

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