Canada has claimed the Indian government killed a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia this past June. New Delhi has denied the allegation, describing it as absurd. Both countries expelled diplomats in a tit-for-tat. India is no longer issuing visas to Canadians, citing lack of security for its diplomatic personnel in Canada.
As relations between the two countries are frayed, what can we expect next?
Joining the discussion:
- Chidanand Rajghatta is Foreign Editor and U.S Bureau Chief of the Times of India.
- Sourabh Gupta is a Senior Asia-Pacific International Relations Policy Specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
- Aurel Braun is a Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
- Yves Engler is a political activist and author.
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 26, 2023
Canada has found itself caught up in tensions between the Indian government and Sikhs over the Khalistan movement, which seeks an independent Sikh state. https://t.co/JQETs9Ligh
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