Canada said Thursday it had withdrawn 41 diplomats from India -- fallout from a bitter row over the killing of a Khalistani terrorist on Canadian soil. India planned to "unethically" revoke diplomatic immunity for all but 21 of Canada's diplomats and their families by October 20, forcing Ottawa to pull out the others, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said. "We have facilitated their safe departure from India."
Amid the ongoing Canada v/s India row, the Canadian Defence Minister has called his country's ties with India "important". He, however, also said that his country wants a thorough investigation into the allegations of the Khalistani Nijjar row, and said,""If the allegations are proven true, there is a very significant concern that Canada will have with respect to the violation of our sovereignty."
Swati Deve has been appointed to lead the Centre for India-Australia Chair. Foreign Minister Penny Wong made the announcement on February 7, welcoming Dave into a role that she said will “serve as a national platform to further strengthen our relationship with India.” Notably, Swati Dave comes to the position with years of high-ranking corporate experience, coming in corporate and financing sector.
Courtesy: Indian Link