Indian involvement in an extrajudicial killing in Canada

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Islamabad, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mumtaz Zahra responded to a question on ongoing Canada-India issue,the news of Indian involvement in an extrajudicial killing in Canada has shown that India’s network of extra-territorial killings has now gone global. For decades, Indian intelligence agency RAW has been actively involved in abductions and assassinations in South Asia.

Pakistan has remained a target of a series of targeted killings and espionage by RAW. In December 2022, Pakistan released a comprehensive dossier providing concrete and irrefutable evidence of India’s involvement in the Lahore attack of June 2021. The attack was planned and executed by Indian intelligence. In 2016, a high-ranking Indian military officer Commander Kulbhushan Yadav confessed his involvement in directing, financing and executing terror and sabotage in Pakistan.

India’s assassination of a Canadian national on Canadian soil is a clear violation of international law and the UN principle of state sovereignty. It is also a reckless and irresponsible act that calls into question India’s reliability as a credible international partner and its claims for enhanced global responsibilities.