Justin Trudeau In India LIVE Updates: Canadian PM, Family In Rashtrapati Bhavan, Meet PM Modi

 
Justin Trudeau In India LIVE Updates: Canadian PM, Family In Rashtrapati Bhavan, Meet PM Modi

 

NEW DELHI:  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, receives Guard of Honour before he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two prime ministers also posed for pictures. PM Modi, who has earlier broken protocol to receive world leaders on several occasions, had not extended the same courtesy to Mr Trudeau, in what was seen as a snub over Mr Trudeau's alleged soft stance over Khalistan supporters. In a further diplomatic embarrassment to Mr Trudeau, Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani terrorist attended a function in Mumbai, where he posed for photographs with Mr Trudeau's wife Sophie and a Canadian minister. Atwal was invited to another function in Delhi as well, but after details of his invite emerged, his invite was cancelled.

PM Modi finally tweeted a welcome to Mr Trudeau on Thursday, ahead of the bilateral talks, which will focus on trade, defence, civil nuclear co-operation, space, climate change and education. The talks will also focus on counter-terrorism measures and will try to address India's concerns over Sikh radicalism in Canada.

Delegation level talks will also be held, with a number of agreements expected to be signed in several areas after the talks. Mr Trudeau is also expected to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. 

Source: (ndtv.com)