The United States has called on the Indian government to cooperate with Canada in the investigation of the murder of Canadian Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed in June.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently disclosed credible intelligence suggesting the involvement of Indian agents in the murder, which drew a strong denial from New Delhi. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed deep concern about the allegations and stressed the importance of India working with Canada on the investigation, emphasizing the need for accountability. While other traditional Canadian allies took a cautious approach to the matter, the United States is among the most senior officials to comment on the issue.
The U.S. stance on the investigation reflects growing international attention to the case, which involves allegations of a foreign government’s involvement in a murder on Canadian soil. It underscores the seriousness of the allegations made by the Canadian government and the importance of addressing them through cooperation and transparency.
India’s response to these allegations will be closely watched by the international community. The case has the potential to impact India’s relations with both Canada and the United States, and its handling could have broader diplomatic implications. It remains to be seen how India will engage with Canada and respond to the calls for cooperation in the investigation.