A senior Canadian diplomat was ordered to leave India on Tuesday, New Delhi’s foreign ministry said, hours after Ottawa expelled an Indian diplomat over the killing of a Sikh separatist near Vancouver.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs also summoned Canadian High Commissioner to India Cameron MacKay and was informed about the decision to expel a senior Canadian diplomat based in India, India Today reported.
New Delhi’s decision reflected its “growing concern at the interference of Canadian diplomats in our internal matters and their involvement in anti-India activities”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The move ca
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me a day after Canada expelled India’s top intelligence agent in the country, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said, without providing details. The Indian High Commission in Ottawa did not respond to requests for comment.