Indian establishment rogue elements tried to disgrace Canadian PM Justin Trudeau during his official visit to India; Report
ISLAMABAD - Canadian national security official made startling revelations that an alleged Sikh terrorist presence in the dinner of the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in India was an attempt by “rogue” elements in the Indian establishment to embarrass PM Trudeau on the issue of Sikh separatist activity on Canadian soil, Hindustan times has reported.
Canadian Opposition Conservatives raised the issue in the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament. They asked whether Trudeau agreed with the “conspiracy theory” advanced by the official, identified by Canadian media as National Security Advisor Daniel Jean.
Responding to the Opposition attack, Trudeau said, “When one of our top diplomats and security officials says something to Canadians, it’s because they know it to be true.”
Hours after Trudeau’s remarks, Indian external affairs ministry said any suggestion that the Indian government had anything to do with Atwal’s presence at official events in Mumbai and New Delhi was “baseless and unacceptable”.
Trudeau faced embarrassment when it emerged that Atwal had attended an official event in Mumbai, where he was photographed with the Canadian prime minister’s wife.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India had noted the exchange in the Canadian Parliament regarding the invitations issued to Atwal to two official events.