New Delhi: Major General Peter Scott, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army, who has arrived in India, said that the diplomatic conflict between India and Canada will not affect the military relations between the two countries.
Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army, Major General Peter Scott, has participated in the 3-day conference of Indo-Pacific military leaders that started yesterday in Delhi. Speaking to reporters between the briefings, Peter Scott said, “I’m well aware of what Justin Trudeau said. He has demanded that the Indian government should cooperate in the Nizar murder case. But this issue has no impact on us in the Indo-Pacific Conference. We are here to improve military relations. Governments will deal with that problem within themselves.
We are grateful to be here as part of the Indo-Pacific Conference of the Chiefs of Staff. Canada always values opportunities to train with allies in the Indo-Pacific region. By participating in this conference, I got the opportunity to meet the leaders of other countries and to know the interests of those countries. We are happy to participate in this conference. We express our gratitude to India for hosting the conference.
Both countries can learn from each other by exchanging training and experience between the Indian and Canadian armies,” he said.
Earlier, Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nizhar was murdered by miscreants in Canada last June. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau recently accused Indian agents of involvement in this. Subsequently, Canada’s foreign affairs department ordered the Indian ambassador there to leave. In response to Canada, the central government ordered the Canadian diplomat to leave India within 5 days. Due to this, the relationship between the two countries has been affected. The Union Ministry of External Affairs advised Indians in Canada to be careful and safe. It is worth noting that India has also suspended the service of issuing visas to Canadian nationals.