US Killed Canada's Hopes On Hardeep Singh Nijjar Case?By: Tupaki Desk | 29 Sep 2023 10:49 AM GMT
Canada took everyone by surprise by leveling serious allegations against India. Reacting to the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised doubts about the involvement of Indian agents behind this. Not just that Indian diplomat in Canada was also removed.
With the Prime Minister of Canada making these claims the issue caught the attention of the world. Not stopping there the PM is putting in all the efforts to put pressure on India on the issue. A few Cabinet Ministers are supporting the claims of the Prime Minister.
However, a few Ministers in his cabinet also shocked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they raised concerns about the impact the allegations he made would have. India-Canada diplomatic ties went for a toss post the allegations.
No matter what, Canada is showing no sign of taking a backstep. Canada pinned high hopes on the US that it would put pressure on India on the issue as two dignitaries from India and America came together for a meeting.
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met for a key meeting together. Canada hoped that Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing would come up for discussion and the US would mount pressure on India.
But it appears that nothing sort of happened. After the meeting, neither S Jaishankar nor the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned the Khalisani terrorist’s killing.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that he had a good meeting with Antony Blinken and various issues came up for discussion and notes of global developments were changed. He also said that the groundwork for the 2+2 meeting was laid.
On the other hand, the US Department of State said that The Secretary and the External Affairs Minister had a word on various issues including the upcoming 2+2 Dialogue covering various areas. Both sides did not mention Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing.
Political observers say that the US killed the hopes of Canada on the Hardeep Singh Nijjar case as it hoped that the issue might be discussed in the meeting.