Background and Allegations
Tensions between India and Canada escalated following the killing of Canadian Khalistani activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Canada alleges that Indian "government agents" were responsible, while India blames Khalistani extremism in Canada.
Both countries have expelled each other's diplomats.
Trade talks are on hold, and India has suspended all visas to Canadians.
"Five Eyes" allies have suggested that India must cooperate, putting added pressure on the situation.
No Concrete Evidence Yet
Despite two visits by the Canadian National Security Adviser, no substantial evidence has been shared with India to substantiate the allegations.
The issues date back to the 1980s, involving claims on both sides relating to Khalistani extremism, rights violations, and intelligence operations.
Trade, travel, and tourism ties have been significantly affected, impacting students, businesses, and diaspora communities.
India has indicated willingness to cooperate if Canada provides verifiable evidence for its allegations.
The diplomatic row has reached a tipping point. Both countries must work urgently to bring relations back from this precipice, starting with transparent sharing of evidence and open dialogue.