India to retaliate over Canadian visa denial

Posted By: Devaki
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New Delhi, May 27: The Home Ministry of India has written to the External Affairs Ministry requesting it to take up actions with the Canadian High Commission, in the issue of Canada denying visa to Indian army officers. The Home Ministry has warned that India would 'retaliate' by denying visas to Canadian officials who have to go to Afghanistan via India.

India wants the Canadian High Commission to apologise and take firm action against the officers who are accountable for such behaviour.

The latest incident, an officer of Intelligence Bureau (IB) of the rank of Joint Director denied a visa. Another Intelligent Bureau officer who had to visit Canada ahead of the trip of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in June last for the G-20 summit, was denied his visa before.

Canada denied visas to three serving Brigadiers, a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, a retired Lt General and a former senior IB official on the grounds that their organisations have been engaging in violence.

A serving Intelligence Bureau officer assigned to travel to Toronto in connection with the Prime Minister"s trip there next month, was also denied visa recently but was later allowed to travel after protest from India.

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