India-Canada diplomatic row escalates after Trudeau’s assassination claim

India suspended visa services for Canadian nationals on Thursday, marking a sharp escalation in the diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

Trudeau spoke to reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Thursday, but sidestepped questions about whether Canada would retaliate for India’s visa suspension and how extensive the evidence Canada had about its claim is.

  • “We call upon the government of India to take seriously this matter and to work with us to shed full transparency and ensure accountability and justice in this matter,” Trudeau said.
  • “We are a country of the rule of law. We are going to continue to do the work necessary to keep Canadians safe, to uphold our values and the international-rules-based order,” he added.

Zoom out: Earlier this week India and Canada engaged in a tit-for-tat expulsion of diplomats.