New Delhi, Feb 20: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his country and government will support the policy of an united India. Trudeau is on week long visit to India. Canadian PM on Monday reiterated that the position of his government is clear and supporting a united India is core to the kind of nation Canada is. Also Read - Canadian Man's Bhangra Dance After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Goes Viral. WATCH VIDEO
The statement comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had snubbed Trudeau in response to his nonchalant stance on the Khalistan issue. A video was released by the Canadian press in which Trudeau was seen saying that his country hated violence and hateful speech. Also Read - Top 5 Budget Friendly Travel Destinations in North India | Must Watch Video
Trudeau said that we have been diligent in ensuring that we are taking our responsibility seriously on cracking down on extremism for peaceful dialogue. We will continue to advocate for one united India and that is something that is core to what Canada is. Canada has been unequivocal – all our ministers support the policy of one united India. We have been very strong on that and will continue to be. Also Read - Bomb Scare At Taj Mahal: Tourists Evacuated, Monument Shut After Threat Call
Trudeau’s visit to India is intended towards enhancing ties between two countries. In his tweet, he said that the focus of the visit will be strengthening the deep connection between the people of India and Canada. “Wheels up for India and a busy visit, focused on creating good jobs and strengthening the deep connection between the people of our two countries,” Trudeau tweeted.
Indian and Canadian media said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sidestepped his Canadian counterpart over the Trudeau administration’s perceived support for Sikh separatists and dealings with Sikh groups in Canada. Canada is home to roughly half a million Sikhs and a significant number appear to back a decades-long Sikh campaign in India’s northern Punjab state for an independent homeland of Khalistan.
Trudeau will be in Agra, Delhi, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai during his week-long visit. He will also visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Taj Mahal in Agra and Akshardham Temple in Delhi. The Canadian prime minister will participate in several business meetings to promote trade and investment between Canada and India.