Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Canada claims to have removed Pavan Kumar Rai, the head of the RAW unit in Ottawa


WASHINGTON: Pavan Kumar Rai, who is said to be the Canadian station chief of India's intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), has been identified as the "top Indian diplomat" who was kicked out by Canada amid claims that the Indian government was involved in the murder of a Khalistani activist.

Rai's name was spilled to the Canadian media by the country's unfamiliar service in a break of convention that ordinarily doesn't distinguish by name the station head of spy organizations, especially among cordial countries.

Yet, so laden is the second and such the steep decrease in India-Canada ties that Ottawa is freely dumping on New Delhi on issues that would have typically stayed external public area.

While Canadian Head of the state Justin Trudeau opened up to the world on Monday about the charge that "specialists of the Indian government" were engaged with the death of Hardip Singh Nijjar, a Canadian resident who was likewise a Khalistani dissident, it happens that the matter energized trades between the top administration of the two nations during the new G20 meeting in New Delhi.

Trudeau purportedly raised the matter with State head Narendra Modi, and in the process procured a censure for Canada's facilitating of dissident assailants who were compromising Indian representatives and local area individuals who didn't uphold the Khalistani cause.

India's unfamiliar office additionally opened up to the world about the smackdown, blaming Canada for "advancing secessionism and actuating savagery against Indian ambassadors, harming conciliatory premises and compromising the Indian people group in Canada and their places of love."

Prior as well, New Delhi had chastised Canada for permitting a float in a motorcade with an unwarranted portrayal of the 1984 death of then State leader Indira Gandhi by her guardians.

It comes to pass that Trudeau came to the G20 completely ready to raise the matter. He had before sent his public safety and knowledge counsel and the overseer of the Canadian Security Insight Administration to India to meet their partners in India and "stand up to" them with the charge.

Canada's Public safety Counsel, Jody Thomas, likewise ventured out to London to brief her UK partners regarding this situation.

Rebuked by New Delhi with its counter-charge that Canada basically was facilitating and giving place of refuge to fear mongers, a frustrated Trudeau, hurting under the public dressing down, and disturbed by a defer in leaving Delhi due to his authority plane experiencing mechanical difficulties, chose to raise the stakes, preparation different pioneers, including US President Joe Biden and UK Head of the state Rishi Sunak about the issue.

At a dinner at the United Nations on Monday, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly stated that she would also bring up the matter with her G7 counterparts.

The White House called for an investigation while stating that it was "deeply concerned about the allegations referenced by Prime Minister Trudeau" in Washington.

Nijjar, a Khalistani lobbyist, was separated from everyone else in his truck when he was shot to death on June 18 external the Master Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, where he filled in as president. Known for arranging mandates on the Khalistan issue, he had purportedly let partners know that he dreaded for his life.

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