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Mumbai. Diplomatic tension is at its peak between India and Canada over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pointing fingers at Indian government agents for murder in Canada. After this, both the countries expelled each other's diplomats and India has even stopped giving visas to Canadian citizens. US Ambassador to Canada David Cohen said that the intelligence related to Nijjar's murder was provided by the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance. On the basis of this intelligence, Justin Trudeau had given a statement in the Canadian Parliament. In such a situation, the question arises who benefits most from the India-Canada enmity?
What is the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance ?
The Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance includes countries like the US, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada itself. These five countries share intelligence information among themselves. Canada is also a member of the G-7 group. But, except for America and Britain in G-7, no one has said anything special in Nijjar case. India has bluntly said that Canada has not shared any evidence related to its role in the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said last week that Canada has not shared any intelligence information. According to the report, Canada and the US did not provide any intelligence related to the killing of Nijjar during the G-20 summit. During the G-20, Canada's National Security Advisor Jody Thomas also met Indian Security Advisor Ajit Doval, but she also did not provide any evidence. In such a situation, many questions are being raised regarding the intelligence information or evidence that Canada is citing. Just a day earlier, American media had claimed that America had provided intelligence information related to Nijjar's murder to Canada. In such a situation, the question arises that why would the Biden administration move against India, which never gets tired of praising it? That too at a time when America's entire Indo-Pacific strategy depends on India. In such a situation, it is important to understand what stance America has taken after Canada's allegations.
Canada wanted other allies to jointly criticize India
According to media reports, Canada had earlier requested the US and the rest of the Five Eyes countries to jointly criticize India, but their offer was rejected. After this, at least five senior American officials, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti, have given statements. In all these statements, the matter has been described as serious and an appeal has been made for cooperation from India. According to experts, relations between India and Canada are quite old and strong, but the pro-Khalistan movement has continuously weakened it. According to the report of our associate publication The Economic Times, America, Australia and Britain may benefit from India's tension with Canada. All of them are members of the same Five Eyes, who gave alleged intelligence information related to Nijjar to Canada.
Indian students may prefer USA
Experts also believe that Canada stands to suffer the most from the dispute with India. Indian students who till now were thinking of going to Canada for studies, can now think of going to America, Britain and Australia as an option. In such a situation, if the tension is not reduced then America, Britain and Australia will directly benefit from it. Out of these, most of the Indian students will move to America, which can play an important role in strengthening their economy.