Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the High Commission and Consulate in Canada are concerned about security as they are facing threats.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Due to the tension between India and Canada over the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Indian government has taken a big decision.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that Canadians will not get visas for now.
He cited security as the reason behind this.
Indian visa processing services have been suspended from September 21 until further notice, the BLS Indian Visa Application Center said in a statement.
80,000 Canadian tourists visited India in 2021, making them the fourth largest group according to the Immigration Bureau of India.
Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the High Commission and Consulate in Canada are concerned about security as they are facing threats.
This is affecting their normal functioning.
High Commissions and Consulates are therefore temporarily unable to process visa applications.
Regarding the allegations of possible involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that it is politically motivated, the allegation is baseless.
We have not been given any information by the Government of Canada in this whole matter.
It is worth noting that recently the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau claimed that an Indian agent might be involved in Nijjar's murder.
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