India reiterates call to reduce Canadian diplomats in India
New Delhi : Ministry of External Affairs in India, once again called for reduction in Canadian diplomats who have been allegedly interfering in the Internal Metals of New Delhi.
"Given the much higher presence of diplomats or diplomatic presence here...and their continued interference in our internal matters, we have sought parity in our respective diplomatic presence. Discussions are ongoing on the modalities of achieving this",MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said while addressing the press briefing.
"The presence of Canadian diplomats is higher, and it should be reduced," he added.
He further added that India's primary focus is on two things; having an atmosphere in Canada, where Indian diplomats can work properly and in achieving parity in terms of diplomatic strength.
Nearly two weeks ago, New Delhi had asked Ottawa to reduce their diplomats in the nation.
The diplomatic ties between India and Canada were trained after the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, alleged that India has been involved in the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June.
Meanwhile, India has rejected the claims, calling them "absurd" and "motivated".