Intense international pressure has compelled the Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to express its willingness to cooperate in the investigation of the murder case of Hardeep Singh Nagar, a prominent figure in the Khalistan Movement who was killed in Canada. This development comes after Canadian intelligence officials presented evidence linking India to the murder to political leaders.
Indian Foreign Minister’s Statement
Indian Foreign Minister Subra Munim Jaishankar, while in New York, stated that the Indian government is prepared to cooperate if any concrete evidence is provided regarding the murder of Hardeep Singh Nagar. This marks a significant shift in India’s stance on the matter, as international pressure mounted.
Evidence Presented to Canadian Officials
Following Minister Jaishankar’s statement, Canadian intelligence officials began presenting the evidence linking India to the murder of Hardeep Singh Nagar to political leaders. The evidence is reported to be credible and has raised concerns about the involvement of Indian agencies.
NDP Leader Acknowledges Evidence
After being briefed on the evidence, NDP (New Democratic Party) leader Jagmeet Singh acknowledged the credibility of the evidence, further strengthening the case that the murder of the Khalistan Movement leader in Canada is indeed linked to India.
Canadian Prime Minister’s Accusation
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had previously accused the Indian intelligence agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) of being involved in the murder of Hardeep Singh Nagar. This accusation had led to a diplomatic rift between the two countries, resulting in the expulsion of the head of RAW by Canada and India’s reciprocal action of expelling a senior Canadian diplomat.
Global Pressure for Cooperation
The murder of Hardeep Singh Nagar has garnered attention and pressure from several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. These nations have called upon India to cooperate fully with Canadian authorities in the investigation, emphasizing the importance of international collaboration in addressing such cases.
The willingness of the Indian government to cooperate in the Hardeep Singh Nagar murder case, as expressed by Foreign Minister Jaishankar, is a significant development in this high-profile international investigation. The credible evidence presented to Canadian officials, along with the accusations and diplomatic actions, has highlighted the need for transparency and cooperation between nations in addressing complex cases with international implications.