Canada's CSIS Chief's Covert Trips to India Amid Rising Tensions Over Nijjar's Killing

David Vigneault, head of Canada's intelligence agency, made two secretive visits to India to discuss the investigation into the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. These visits happened shortly before the arrest of four Indian nationals related to the case, amid growing tensions between India and Canada.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 09-06-2024 17:00 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 17:00 IST
Canada's CSIS Chief's Covert Trips to India Amid Rising Tensions Over Nijjar's Killing
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David Vigneault, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), quietly visited India twice in February and March. His trips aimed to update Indian officials on the ongoing investigation into the murder of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Vigneault shared crucial information uncovered during Ottawa's probe into Nijjar's killing. Relations between India and Canada have been severely strained since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged in September last year that Indian agents were 'potentially' involved in Nijjar's murder — allegations that New Delhi dismissed as 'absurd'.

The clandestine visits took place weeks before Canada arrested three Indian nationals believed to be connected to Nijjar's death. A fourth suspect, Amandeep Singh, was also detained later by Canadian authorities. The ongoing investigation is being led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

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