U.S. readout excludes Canada as Blinken meets India's top diplomat

Canada PM Justin Trudeau said there are 'credible allegations' the Indian government orchestrated the extra-judicial slaying of a Sikh separatist in Canada.

U.S. readout excludes Canada as Blinken meets India's top diplomat

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, reportedly stated that the U.S. assured him they would "certainly" discuss the issue with India before Jaishankar met with Blinken.

Trudeau, however, has not yet made any evidence public. India, on the other hand, claimed that Canada had shared "no information specific" with them about the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Nijjar was a naturalized Canadian who advocated for an independent Sikh homeland, known as Khalistan.

Details vary, and exclusions do not necessarily mean that the topic was removed from the agenda.

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary Of State Antony Blinken and India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met in Washington.

U.S. readout

Did not mention the

The dispute between India & Canada is spiraling


Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, had a meeting scheduled before that one.

According to reports,

He had been assured that Washington would "certainly" discuss with New Delhi about the extrajudicial killing of a Sikh Separatist in Canada.

Trudeau made public his "

Credible allegations

", accusing the Indian Government of orchestrating the murder.

Blinken was the highest-ranking U.S. official who publicly commented on the escalating crisis between America's two closest allies.

India will work with Canada to investigate Trudeau’s claims


The readout is usually issued after U.S. officials have met with other parties. Details vary, and the exclusions might not mean that the issue has been excluded from the agenda.

Trudeau is yet to provide any proof. India claimed that Canada had shared the "

no specific information

", about the murder Hardeep Singh Nijjar. He was a naturalized Canadian who advocated for an independent Sikh homeland called Khalistan.

Both countries responded by exiling senior diplomats. Canada has also suspended trade negotiations.

India suspended visa processing services for Canadians

Ottawa was forced to reduce the number of diplomats in India after Ottawa demanded parity.

It is Canada's closest friends -- Australia, United Kingdom and United States -- that are at the center of the growing rift. If the allegations are true, it could derail the

U.S. courtship India

As a partner of a broader Indo-Pacific Strategy aimed at countering China.

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According to the U.S. reading, Jaishankar, Blinken and other officials met on Thursday and "discussed many issues, such as the key outcomes of India’s G20 presidency and the creation

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor

"Its potential to generate sustainable, high-standard, transparent infrastructure investments."

In the readout, it was also stated that the two leaders discussed "the importance of continued cooperation in advance of the 2+2 Dialogue in particular, in the areas such as defense, space and clean energy."

The 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue is a broad engagement in several key fields of cooperation, underlining the depth and breadth the bilateral relationship between the U.S.

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a working visit Sept. 22-30

The trip included a stop at the United Nations General Assembly, New York City and several bilateral meetings held in Washington D.C.