National security adviser Ajit Doval. (File pic: PTI)
According to officials, India is ready to investigate the present matter deeply if credible inputs are given. Canadians are doing all this just to create a fake narrative, they added
National security adviser (NSA) Doval and his Canadian counterpart always discussed the issues of both countries, especially terrorism, top Indian government sources told CNN-News18 amid the snowballing diplomatic standoff between the two nations. NSA Doval very clearly and categorically told his counterpart about the troublemakers and terrorists sitting in Canada, they said.
NSA Doval always shared lists of wanted fugitives and letters rogatory (LRs) from various agencies and state police, said officials. He shared intelligence inputs and intercepts from time to time, including the locations of these people, they added.
On the other hand, his counterpart also raised issues of alleged Indian involvement to which Doval very clearly asked him for the evidence and FIRs.
Sources said Doval clearly told him that if the perpetrators were from India, this was a matter of deep concern, but that evidence was needed to move in the direction of investigations.
The Canadian NSA always promised but never came back with any evidence on the claims and blames, they said.
According to officials, India is ready to investigate this matter deeply if credible inputs are given. Canadians are doing all this just to create a fake narrative, they added.
Intelligence sources said the Canadian government never cooperated with investigations in multiple terror cases where attacks happened from Canada. They added that multiple LRs are pending with the Canadian government to which they never replied. Not even a single arrest has happened despite knowing the video and audio evidence, said officials.
Canada’s NSA was briefed recently by all agencies and he assured cooperation but there has been no response so far, they said.
“Hindus are threatened from Canadian soil on a daily basis. Why are they not arresting Punnun?” said an official.
Gang war killed Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, which is also a result of harbouring these terror groups, said sources.
“We will present all our cases and documents before the world to show how Canada is trying to revive Khalistani terror in India,” an official said.