Exercise a High Degree of Caution While Traveling to India, Canada Updates Advisory
This advisory has escalated tensions between Canada and India.
In a recent update to its travel advisory, the Canadian government has urged its citizens to refrain from traveling to its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution in India due to the threat of terrorist attacks throughout the country. This advisory has escalated tensions between Canada and India following Canada’s allegations that the Indian government may have played a role in the killing of Khalistan extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June.
The advisory from Canada warns its citizens about the security risks associated with travel to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, including the threat of terrorism, militancy, civil unrest, and kidnapping. However, it notably excludes Ladakh from the travel warning, categorizing India as a destination where travelers should “Exercise A High Degree Of Caution.”
This development has unfolded alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s call for India to treat Canada’s allegations with the utmost seriousness. This request was also echoed by the United States. The diplomatic tensions reached a point where both countries expelled officials from each other’s embassies, with India expelling a Canadian intelligence official and Canada expelling a senior Canadian diplomat from New Delhi.