Canada's Intelligence Head's Secret Visits Amid Khalistani Extremist's Murder Probe

David Vigneault, head of Canada's Security Intelligence Service, made two covert visits to India in February and March to discuss the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The ties between India and Canada have been strained following allegations of Indian involvement in the murder, which India has denied.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 09-06-2024 18:18 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 18:18 IST
Canada's Intelligence Head's Secret Visits Amid Khalistani Extremist's Murder Probe
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David Vigneault, chief of Canada's Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), conducted two under-the-radar visits to India earlier this year, sources reveal. These trips in February and March were aimed at informing Indian officials about the investigation into the murder of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Tensions between India and Canada escalated when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged the 'potential' involvement of Indian agents in Nijjar's killing, an accusation dismissed by New Delhi. Weeks later, three Indian nationals were arrested in Canada in connection with the case.

The investigation is ongoing, led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but India continues to assert it has received no substantial evidence from Canadian authorities, highlighting instead the issue of pro-Khalistani activities on Canadian soil.

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