According to a report by the Financial Times, India has asked the Canadian government to withdraw 41 diplomats from the country.
New Delhi has given 10 October as a deadline to Canadian diplomats. The Indian government has also threatened to revoke diplomatic immunity for individuals who remain after the deadline.
Canada & India Relations All Time Low
The relationship between New Delhi and Ottawa dropped to an all time low when the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tredue accused New Delhi of assassination.
Canada said Indian intelligence was behind the killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India labeled the accusations as baseless and absurd, but Canada said it had credible evidence to support its claims.
Both Countries Expelled Diplomats
Both the countries expelled senior most diplomats to put pressure on each other.
Canada’s PM repeatedly said Canada doesn’t want to escalate the situation but India must cooperate in the investigation.
The Indian foreign ministry said they had nothing to say in response to the report published by the Financial Times.