As the External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishnakar is all set to attend the UN General Assembly in New York tomorrow, all eyes are towards his address where he is widely expected to respond to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s explosive allegations over Indian government's involvement in orcestrating the assassination of Pak-trained Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Nijjar in June.
The UNGA is taking place amid the escalating diplomatic tension bertween India and Canada where New Delhi is still waiting for Canada's claimed legal evidence of linking India to Khalistan Tiger Force chief Nijar’s killing.
Canadian PM Trudeau's decision to choose the Canadian Parliament as his platform to hurl unsubstantiated allegations against the Indian government has necessitated a proper response from Jaishankar’s end at the UNGA tomorrow.
Since the beginning, India has maintained that since the Modi government has no role in the extra-judicial killing of Nijjar, it supports the legal process in Canada but will confront any unsubstantiated charge against India.
After attending the UN General Assembly (UNGA) tomorrow, Jaishnakar is scheduled to board a train to Washington DC for bilateral meetings with Biden Administration.
During his meetings in Washington, EAM Jaishankar is expected to discuss bilateral ties as well as the validity and credibility of the evidence provided by Five Eyes Alliance to Canada on Nijjar’s killing.