India has responded to Canada's call for cooperation in investigating a potential Indian link to the killing of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil, stating that Canada has not provided "specific and relevant information" to act upon. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan conveyed India's concerns about anti-India elements in Canada to Parliament, urging Ottawa to take action and deny space to such elements, as reported by PTI.
Rejecting allegations of India's involvement in acts of violence in Canada, Muraleedharan mentioned disruptions to consular operations due to security concerns and incitement to violence against diplomats. An advisory has been issued for Indian nationals in Canada, urging caution and registration with diplomatic missions for emergency communication.
Following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegations, India temporarily suspended visas for Canadians, which has now been partially lifted after a security review. Some visa categories are being issued to Canadian nationals through the Immigration Visa Foreigner Registration Tracking (IVFRT) portal since October 26. E-visas for Canadian nationals, including e-Tourist visas, resumed on November 22, with ongoing monitoring of the security situation in Canada.