S Jaishankar speaks amid tensions with Canada

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has spoken on the allegations made by the Canadian government on India. He said that the allegations made on India regarding the killing of terrorist Nijjar are not correct from anywhere. This is also because India never indulges in such things under its fixed policies.

The diplomatic row between India and Canada began after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that his government had "credible allegations" of India's involvement in the killing of Nijjar on Canadian soil in June.

Speaking at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York on Tuesday, Jaishankar drew attention to the issue of organised crime in Canada, particularly those linked to separatist forces, violence and extremism. He also expressed concern about Canada's apparent willingness to tolerate such activities for political reasons.

The controversy worsened after a US diplomat alleged that there was "shared intelligence between the Five Eyes partners", which led Trudeau to accuse him about the involvement of Indian agents in the murder. Jaishankar dodged a reporter's question on the subject by saying, "I am not part of The Five Eyes, I am definitely not part of the FBI. So I think you are asking the wrong question to the wrong person."