Canada saw visas to India suspended “until further notice” due to “operational reasons”, the company in charge of this service by the Government of the Asian country reported this Thursday, in the midst of a diplomatic crisis between both countries due to the murder in their territory. Canadian of a Sikh separatist leader.
“Important notice from the Indian Mission: due to operational reasons, as of September 21, 2023, Indian visa services have been suspended until further notice,” BLS International said on the website that allows citizens Canadians submit your application.
The Indian authorities have not commented on the suspension at the moment.
New Delhi and Ottawa have been immersed in a growing diplomatic conflict, after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week accused India of being involved in the death on Canadian soil of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a citizen of Indian origin. .
Indian authorities, who have described the Canadian version as absurd, accused Nijjar of leading a separatist group that sought the creation of the independent nation of Khalistan for the Sikh minority in the northern state of Punjab.