On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the shocking accusation that the India government was behind the murder of Khalistan activist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in Surrey, B.C. India has rejected Trudeau’s allegations while Canada has yet to provide concrete evidence to back up its accusation. Since Monday, the two countries have been involved in a diplomatic tit-for-tat exchange, expelling diplomats from their respective countries and issuing travel warnings.
On this special edition of The Rupa Subramanya Show, Rupa is joined by foreign policy and security expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra to make sense of the situation. Abhijit is based in New Delhi and has been following Canada’s troubling connection with the Khalistani movement closely.
Rupa and Abhijit discuss if Trudeau is politicizing Canada’s relationship with India, how other western countries aren’t picking sides in the dispute, and if there’s any hope to repair this relationship while Trudeau remains in office. Tune into The Rupa Subramanya Show!