Feb 08, 2024, 10:44PM ISTSource:
Diplomatic ties between India and Canada have hit a critical juncture. India vehemently dismissed Canada’s election interference accusation as entirely baseless, with the Ministry of External Affairs emphatically denying the declassified document from CSIS on Thursday. CSIS labeled India a ‘foreign threat,’ alleging interference in Canadian elections.MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal categorically refuted the claims, emphasizing India’s strict adherence to a non-interference policy in other nations’ democratic processes. Jaiswal asserted that Canada, not India, has been meddling in India’s internal affairs. Global News highlighted the CSIS document’s recent reference to India as a concern due to “foreign interference activities.”This robust response from the MEA spokesperson coincides with escalating tensions between the two nations. Baseless allegations against New Delhi, particularly regarding the killing of Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil, have further strained the relationship. The MEA’s strong rebuttal, timely and forceful, underscores the challenging state of affairs between India and Canada.