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Delhi Diary: Canadian PM 'Snubbed' During India Visit, Stays Focused On Business

Last update: 27/02/2018
 
By Shakir Husain

NEW DELHI (Bernama) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in India with his family for an eight-day visit during which he received some unfavourable press both in India and North America.

Some reports mentioned that Trudeau was snubbed by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as he was received by a low-key junior minister upon his arrival in New Delhi on Feb 17 and no high-ranking political leaders greeted him when he visited the Taj Mahal in Agra and Modi's home state Gujarat.

A former Indian high commissioner to Canada went to the extent of calling Trudeau's trip a "disaster".

The Indian media suggested the state visit was "downgraded" and Modi gave the Canadian prime minister the cold shoulder by not joining him on the Gujarat trip. Modi's busy Twitter handle did not send out a tweet welcoming Trudeau.

One widely reported reason for the perceived snub was the Canadian ruling party's alleged softness on the pro-Khalistan separatist sentiment within a section of the Canadian Sikh community. This is clearly a case of Canadian domestic politics versus Indian domestic politics.....

 
 
 

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