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Jaishankar meets Canadian foreign minister secretly to resolve crisis

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EAM’s secret meeting: Amid the row over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation that India was involved in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, India said there are far too many Canadian diplomats in India, outnumbering Indian diplomats in Canada. Accusing them of interfering in India’s internal matters, New Delhi asked for withdrawal of 41 diplomats from India by October 10.

EAM’s secret meeting: During his US visit,  the External Affairs Minister met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NSA Jake Sullivan and in both the meetings, the Canada issue came up.

New Delhi, 11 Oct (City Times): (EAM’s secret meeting): External affairs minister S Jaishankar reportedly met with Canadian foreign minister Melanie Joly in Washington recently which was considered to be a top secret in diplomatic circles. Canada’s foreign ministry did not comment on this. 

EAM meets Blinken and Sullivan during US visit

During his US visit,  the External Affairs Minister met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NSA Jake Sullivan and in both the meetings, the Canada issue came up. Media reports indicated that Jaishankar held a private meeting with Canada foreign minister Melanie Joy.(EAM’s secret meeting)

Canadian diplomats in India outnumber Indian diplomats in Canada

Amid the row over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation that India was involved in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, India said there are far too many Canadian diplomats in India, outnumbering Indian diplomats in Canada. Accusing them of interfering in India’s internal matters, New Delhi asked for withdrawal of 41 diplomats from India by October 10. India has cited the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to justify its call for parity. Canada has rejected that argument.

India rejects Canada’s accusations on the Nijjar killing

India rejected Canada’s accusations and asked for specific information on the Nijjar killing. Jaishankar said India told Canada that it is not India’s policy. Canada maintained that they had shared information on Nijjar weeks before Trudeau brought it up in his meeting with PM Modi.

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