Canadian media have started a debate on PM Trudeau’s low profile welcome to the country of India. Usually, heads of state receive a grand welcome by the PM or President of India.
However in Trudeau’s case he met with a low profile Indian official at the airport.
Prime Minister Trudeau is in India to boost India-Canada relations.
The current relations have been described as icy, and overshadowed by the perception that Canada is sympathetic to the Sikh separatist movement. #cdnpoli
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Journalist questions Trudeau’s welcome to India:
A columnist for the Toronto Sun Candice Malcolm took to Twitter on the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau being received by a low ranking official of the Indian Government as a statement which shows Canada being less of a significance to India.
“On official state visits to India, PM Modi personally greets and welcomes the Israeli PM, UAE Crown Prince and US President. For PM Trudeau, he sends a low-ranking official. “Canada is back”
One Indian business person expressed his unhappiness over Justin Trudeau’s visit to the country:
The following pictures shows how the Indian PM has welcomed world leaders vs the Canadian PM:
Senior Indian Journalists have taken a jab at the Canadian Delegation to India
A senior Indian journalist Shekhar Gupta has spoken out about the Canadian PM’s visit to India and stated that his trip to the country should be cancelled. He cited that “powerful Sikhs are reviving radicalism” and the state and centre governments concerned.
The tweet which became controversial was when the journalist wanted the visit of the Canadian PM and his delegation to be cancelled due to ministers which Captain Amrinder Singh claimed promoted Sikh radicalism.
In one of his tweets he writes that the centre is concerned about powerful Sikhs reviving radicalism, he says, “As Trudeau comes calling, powerful sections of Canadian Sikhs are reviving radicalism. Centre & Punjab are both concerned.”
He tweeted an article on the visit:
The head of the Iranian government is also in India for a three day visit which started Friday. The journalist in a tweet wrote compared two visits in saying:
“The short @HassanRouhani visit is politically, diplomatically, commercially & strategically much more important than Trudeau’s week-long travels. Yet glamour will get him far more media”
The short @HassanRouhani visit is politically, diplomatically, commercially & strategically much more important than Trudeau’s week-long travels. Yet glamour will get him far more media https://t.co/WIPI5hkdsB
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) February 18, 2018
Sikh researcher Harinder Singh responded to the tweets:
"bigger shame is that @ShekharGupta & senior journalist know nuances of Panjab's politics. They know the reasons for the demand of Khalistan. They know that none of those reasons have been addressed by the state." –@_asandhu #cdnpoli #sikhpoli #panjabpoli https://t.co/IjWSAoTv9l
— Harinder Singh (@1Force) February 18, 2018