While Justin Trudeau and his country’s delegation remained detained at the Group of 20 or G20 Summit in New Delhi, his plane-glitch drama only added to the Canadian Prime Minister’s troubles during his trip to India.
According to the most recent rumors, a backup plane and spare components are on their way to India for Trudeau, who has been trapped since the plane he landed on broke down.
The earliest probable departure from the national capital, according to Canada, is Tuesday late afternoon, and the country’s armed forces are working hard to get them home. The Prime Minister’s office said in an e-mailed statement to news agency that the Canadian Armed Forces are doing everything possible to bring the delegation home.
The technical problems with the plane were an unlucky conclusion to Trudeau’s trip, which included criticism from the Narendra Modi government for pro-Khalistan actions in Canada.
Even before the plane crash, Prime Minister Modi publicly chastised Trudeau for allegedly enabling “anti-India activities of extremist elements in Canada,” a reference to Khalistan.
During his conversation with his Canadian colleague, Modi expressed “strong concerns” about the ongoing “anti-India activities” of extremist forces in Canada, and stressed that cooperation between the two nations is critical in dealing with such dangers.
India-Canada relations have deteriorated, with Ottawa recently stopping negotiations on a trade accord with New Delhi.
Protests by Canada’s substantial Sikh population are a source of contention. Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a pro-Khalistan adherent, was killed in June by two masked gunmen in British Columbia. Separatists from Khalistan flocked to the streets of Toronto to protest the Indian government, which they blame for his death. The murder is still being investigated.