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The picture is of America’s NSA Jake Sullivan. (file)
Tension is increasing between India and Canada on the issue of killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Canada has accused India of this murder. Late Thursday night, America’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan told the media at the White House that he supports Canada’s efforts in the investigation against India in this murder case.
Sullivan further said – No matter which country it is, no one will get special exemption for such work. Here the Financial Times has claimed that during the G20 Summit, the Five Eyes countries including Biden had expressed concern over Canada’s allegations. The heads of these countries had raised the issue of Nijjar’s death with PM Modi.
Five Eyes is an intelligence sharing alliance. America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada involved share intelligence information among themselves. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had on September 18 alleged the involvement of Indian government agents in Nijjar’s murder. India had rejected the claims as absurd.
Canadian PM Trudeau had given a statement in the Parliament there on September 18 on the murder of Khalistan supporter Hardeep Nijjar. In this he accused India of being involved in the murder.
America’s NSA said- we are in support of Canada
America’s NSA Sullivan said on Thursday – As soon as we heard publicly about the allegations from the Canadian Prime Minister, we ourselves came forward publicly and expressed our deep concern about them, to get to the bottom of what happened. We fully support Canada.
“This is a matter of concern for us,” Sullivan said. This is something we take seriously. We will protect our basic principles. It was being said in some media reports that there is a difference of opinion between America and Canada on this issue. Sulwin rejected these allegations.
Sullivan said- The allegations made by Canada. We would like this investigation to be taken forward and the culprits punished. America has been maintaining this stance ever since this matter came to light publicly. I am not going to divulge about private conversations between diplomats, but we are in constant touch with our Canadian counterparts. We are consulting closely with them.
The picture is of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Canada has accused India of being involved in its murder, which has increased tension in relations between the two countries.
No comment on Biden’s visit to India on Republic Day
Sullivan also declined to answer a question on President Joe Biden’s possible visit to India in January. He said, at this time I do not have any such information that US President Biden will visit India in or around January.
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti had said on September 20 that during the bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, Prime Minister Modi has invited US President Joe Biden as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 next year.
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