The US State Department’s spokesperson emphasized the significance of India as a crucial partner for the United States. While acknowledging the ongoing collaboration between the two nations on various fronts, they issued an appeal to India, urging cooperation with Canada’s ongoing investigation concerning a specific matter.
New Delhi : In the backdrop of the current strained relations between Canada and India, Matthew Miller, spokesperson for the US State Department, expressed his concerns about the situation in Canada. He stressed the United States’ full cooperation with the Canadian investigation and reiterated their appeal to India for assistance in the ongoing probe. Miller emphasized the importance of India as a key partner for the United States in various matters, but specifically urged their cooperation with Canada’s investigation on this particular issue, stating that the appeal would persist.
“The accusations made against India are entirely baseless.”
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has responded to the allegations made by the Canadian government against India, categorically stating that these accusations are entirely unfounded. Minister Jaishankar refuted the claims regarding India’s involvement in the killing of the terrorist Nijjar, emphasizing that such actions run contrary to India’s established policies and practices.The diplomatic dispute between India and Canada originated when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserted that his government possessed ‘credible allegations’ of India’s implication in the murder of Nijjar on Canadian territory in June.
The United States also lent its support to India against canada allegations.
It’s worth mentioning that the White House has also refuted his allegations against India. Recently, the White House stated that the U.S. has been in communication with India regarding Canadian government claims of potential Indian involvement in the assassination of a Sikh separatist on Canadian soil. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized that the United States maintains regular contact with the Canadian government on this matter.