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India is proceeding cautiously on the Canada issue

Jayanta Ghoshal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally had the last laugh in the diplomatic duel with Canada. Canada was forced to soften the tone!

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally had the last laugh in the diplomatic duel with Canada. Canada was forced to soften the tone!

But in the end, no one stood on Canada’s side. Even in the joint press conference of the US Secretary of State with the Indian Foreign Minister, the word ‘Canada’ was not even uttered by the US Secretary of State. However, Jaishankar said, Canada has been discussed! What India has said! Countries ranging from Sri Lanka to New Zealand have supported India, not Canada.

The prime minister’s real strategy behind turning the situation from unfavorable to favorable. The reason was that Jaishankar was crossing to America to attend the United Nations meeting with the Foreign Secretary. And at that time the controversial comments of the Prime Minister of Canada. So there is a lot of fuss.

Then Jaishankar wondered whether he would return to India and control the situation from South Block in New Delhi. He tried to get his opinion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Prime Minister advised Jaishankar that he should go straight to New York instead of returning to India. Rather, the foreign secretary should come to India.

He should sit in New Delhi from South Block and coordinate with different countries.
Jaishankar addressed the UN General Assembly in an aggressive role. He faced the journalists. He met with the foreign ministers of various countries, including the foreign minister of the United States of America. The biggest strategic decision is, ‘Offense is the best way of defence’.

That is, attack is the best form of defense. Jaishankar did that.
He emphasized three points. Firstly, India does not give a damn about any other sovereign state. And does not like to runny nose. Here directly in the speech of the United Nations by saying this to Canada, India is weak. Secondly, Canada alleged that India was behind the killing of the Khalistani leader. India complained that they could not provide any evidence. Canada ultimately failed to substantiate that allegation. As a result, Canada was also forced to fall back. Thirdly, India said that while we are all coming together to fight terrorism, it is not Canada’s job to condone anti-Indian terrorism inside any country.

These three maxims made Canada even more isolated. In the end, Canada realized that India also needed Canada economically. Now the Prime Minister of Canada has said that they want to maintain good relations with India. India is a very progressive country. The country is progressing economically. There is no point in spoiling relations with India. They will cooperate with India in all ways. But hope, India will also give its reward to Canada.

Canada’s change of tone and anti-India speech, which started from the G20 conference and till a few days ago, the Prime Minister of Canada had to withdraw from the situation, whether it was urging to save his own minority government or blaming India to remove his own weakness. India’s strategy was successful from that point of view.

India was making another allegation that China was supporting Canada behind it. Ajit Doval has also sent such intelligence reports to various countries including the United States that ISI and China have a relationship with the Khalistani forces. Now that this information has come out, China will also be under a little pressure. As a result, China has largely removed itself from this debate. All in all, it can be said that India has breathed a sigh of relief.

For now, India’s diplomacy towards Canada is attack, which is the best form of defence. Therefore, in the official address of the United Nations, the foreign minister said that India will not tolerate any other country interfering in India’s internal affairs. Saying this, S Jaishankar directly targeted the Prime Minister of Canada in a press conference and in various forums. It does not end here. He has also presented the fact that China is supporting the Khalistani in front of the international world.

Ottawa accuses India of involvement in the killing of separatist Indian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada. India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar countered by demanding that if the Canadian government has any ‘specific’ information regarding the murder, it should be given to India. Then New Delhi will look into the matter. He made this statement at an event in New York before addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 26.

Nijjar, a Canadian citizen and head of Indian separatist organization ‘KTF’, was shot dead on June 18. He was found dead in the parking lot of a Sikh shrine in the Punjabi-dominated British Columbia province. Indian security forces were looking for him for a long time. New Delhi announced the head price of 10 lakh rupees in Indian currency. Despite this, the Prime Minister of Canada blamed India for this murder.

India and Canada – The two countries have historical ties. Both countries were once British colonies and the Queen’s rule creates a special link between the two countries. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, quickly improved India’s relationship with Canada. India has repeatedly tried to resolve the conflict with Canada. Prime Minister of Canada visited India after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. Controversy has also arisen at times—sometimes over Khalistani extremists, sometimes over condescending statements by the Canadian Prime Minister on the issue of the farmers’ movement.

Indian students and citizens living in Canada are asked to be extremely cautious. Canada is temporarily banning Indians from visiting areas where hate incidents are taking place. At the same time, the Indian High Commission in Ottawa and the Indian Consulate in Toronto are asked by the Ministry of External Affairs to register their names compulsorily for Indian students and citizens.

The Prime Minister of Canada came to this G20 conference and wanted to discuss this issue. Canada’s National Security Advisor Jody Thomas also held a meeting with India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Thomas repeatedly tried to arrange a tripartite meeting, which would be attended by Khalistani leaders including India and Canada. But India has not agreed to negotiate with any militant organization. That too through the mediation of an outside country like Canada. Now the situation is that USA and Australia are standing by India. They are trying to get India to end this bitterness by creating a conflict with Canada.

United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada—these five countries together form the ‘Five Eyes Alliance’, which have maintained an intelligence sharing mechanism among themselves. Canada has complained to them against India. However, India has denied the allegation. India’s share market, import-export relationship, bad relationship with Canada means trouble for India. Meanwhile, the solution is still unclear. India is proceeding cautiously.

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