Canada and India relations
India and Canada need to go back to the drawing board and urgently repair ties. Canada-India relations are entering a cool period. extended to Trudeau, it is clear that something is amiss the wider bilateral relationship. Canada–India relations, or Indo-Canadian relations, are the longstanding bilateral relations between Canada and the Republic of India, which are built upon a.
Missions[ edit ] Being fellow members of the Commonwealth of NationsCanada and India exchange high commissioners rather than ambassadors. Canada maintains consulates in three Indian cities: MumbaiBangalore and Chandigarh ; and trade offices in an additional four: AhmedabadKolkataChennaiand Hyderabad.
India operates consulates in Vancouver and Toronto. History[ edit ] This section needs to be updated.Scheer accuses Trudeau of damaging Canada-India relationship
Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. April There may have been encounters between Indians and First Nations peoples in the sixteenth century along the Atlantic coast of present-day Canada.
Evidence from further south in the United States suggests that South Asian slaves were among the first settlers at Jamestown, Virginia. The first definitive encounters between the First Nations and other aboriginal peoples of present-day Canada and South Asia, began in the eighteenth century, when British traders engaged in the fur trade arrived along the Pacific coast of Northwest America.
These encounters involved the arrival of Lascars on ships from BombayCalcutta and Macau. In the s and s Canada—India relations were enhanced because of the personal ties which developed between Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and two Canadian Prime Ministers who served during those years: Laurent and Lester B. At the United Nations and in the Commonwealthon issues as diverse as the Korean War armistice and the Suez Crisisthere was a convergence of interest and commitment between India and Canada.
India Canada relations remain frozen in time
Canada's aid programme to India began in and grew substantially under the Colombo Plan. Worse, Canada does not appear interested in engaging on such issues. Some progress was made on civil nuclear trade under Harper but there has been little mention of the issue since. For all the talk of boosting bilateral investment and trade, businesses in both countries have been sluggish to heed the call.
Geography and differences in industrial structures do not necessarily help. Lack of a strategic core and the proclivity of all Canadian political parties to associate with pro-Khalistan elements allows bilateral relations to be easily captured and hijacked by the thorny diaspora issue.
To be sure, deeper bilateral engagement on critical issues will not render Sikh separatism any less important for India. But it might not consume the energy of the diplomatic corps and rock the relationship every few years.
Canadian citizens certainly have the right to voice their support for Khalistan but Canadian politicians have a choice when it comes to associating with or endorsing their views. Khalistan aside, the final joint statement does indicate that both countries appear keen to expand strategic cooperation on several issues.
Canada looks to ‘diversify’, bolster India relationship - The Economic Times
Both leaders agreed to expand the scope of the Canada-India Ministerial Energy Dialogue with a particular focus on electricity, energy efficiency and renewables. Efforts will continue on the civil nuclear front. Both countries agreed to expand security cooperation by institutionalizing strategic dialogues at the national security adviser NSA and foreign minister levels.