The covert details surrounding the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar were reportedly shared by the United States with Canada, leading to serious allegations against India. This revelation has strained relations between India and Canada. The claim has been made by The New York Times, an American newspaper.
Secret Information Shared Among Five Eyes Nations
Reports suggest that high-ranking Canadian officials have confirmed that classified information was shared among the member nations of the Five Eyes alliance. The Five Eyes alliance consists of the United States, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, and Australia. According to intelligence reports, the American intelligence agency shared crucial information with its Canadian counterparts, which aided Canada in implicating India in Nijjar’s murder. The reports indicate that discussions took place between Canada and the United States on this matter.
American Politician Acknowledges
In Canada, David Cohen, the American Ambassador, also admitted, “The United States takes these allegations very seriously. If proven true, it would be a grave violation of the rules-based international system, which we prefer to operate within.”
It’s worth noting that in June, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a pro-Khalistan activist, was murdered in British Columbia, Canada. Recently, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, alleged in the Canadian Parliament that India might be involved in the murder. He labeled the murder of a Canadian citizen as an attack on sovereignty. Consequently, Canada expelled India’s diplomat.
India responded strongly, expelling Canada’s diplomat and suspending visa services for Canadian citizens while advising Indians to avoid travel to Canada. The tension between the two countries has escalated as a result.