On Monday, India's minister of External Affairs, S. jaishankar, stated that his country anticipated that those responsible for endangering its diplomats in canada will face consequences.
 
His remarks were made in the midst of a diplomatic spat between canada and india following Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau's accusation last year of "potential" indian operative participation in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. india vigorously denied Trudeau's assertions, referring to them as "absurd" and "motivated".
 
Speaking at a conference hosted by tv9 Network, jaishankar said that since indian diplomats were constantly "threatened and intimidated in many ways" and that we "got very little comfort from the Canadian system at that time," india was forced to halt the issuing of visas in Canada.
 

In response to Trudeau's accusations, india briefly stopped granting visas to people of canada in september of last year. After a few weeks, though, the visa services were once again available.
 
During the conference, jaishankar stated that New delhi also desired strong action from the US and the UK against those responsible for the attacks on its consulate in san francisco and its high commission in london last year.
 
"We expect the culprits in the attack on our consulate in san francisco to be brought to book, we expect action against people who stormed into our high commission in london, and we expect action against people who threatened our diplomats (in Canada)," he stated.
 

Pro-Khalistani forces stormed the indian High Commission in london on march 19 of last year, and in July, the indian Consulate in san francisco was set on fire after being vandalised. The indian ambassadors in canada were threatened in September.
 
"Due to the unsafe working environment for our diplomats, we were forced to halt the issuing of visas in Canada. There were frequent threats against our ambassadors. We received very little consolation from the Canadian establishment at the time, and they were frightened in many ways, according to Jaishankar.
 
Since then, the minister claimed, things have gotten better.
 

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