Raymond Vickery, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), criticised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making “unsubstantiated” allegations against India, deeming it irresponsible.
“Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau making these kinds of serious accusations without presenting any facts is irresponsible under the circumstances. It is like trying to place India in the same category as Russia which has been conducting these kinds of operations for years,” Vickery said in an interview with CNBC-TV18.
On Thursday, September 21, the Indian government officially announced the temporary suspension of visa services in Canada. This confirmation followed the earlier announcement on the website of a third-party visa application company known as BLS International. This suspension applies even to Canadians residing outside of Canada who are seeking visas for India.
During a press conference, Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), emphasised the need for diplomatic parity. Bagchi stated that the Indian government …