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Snapshot of the day
September 27, 2023
Addressing the 78th UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has asked member states not to respond to terrorism, extremism and violence according to “political convenience”. This was intended as a reference to Canada but it was so muted that several TV channels didn’t pick up on it. When the MEA realised that some TV channels were reporting Jaishankar’s speech as aimed at Pakistan and China, senior officials rushed to let them know that the minister’s target was in fact Canada and the United States. He said that the time when a few nations set the agenda and the rest fell in line is over. In a discussion moderated by former US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster at the Council on Foreign Relations later on Monday, he said that he had told the Canadian government that assassination is not Indian “policy”, and that Canada offers a very “permissive environment” to secessionism. However, he refused to answer direct questions from reporters about whether Canada had already shared its intelligence with India, as Canadian officials have claimed. At the UN, Canada’s ambassador said he was relieved to be approached by his Indian counterpart with the message that “it's important we keep working together as the governments try to work out the situation that has to be worked on”.
In Bloomberg, Karishma Vaswani analyses the Chinese reaction to the India-Canada
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