Canada withdraws 41 diplomats from India after New Delhi threatens to remove their immunity

04:41 PM | 20 Oct, 2023
Canada withdraws 41 diplomats from India after New Delhi threatens to remove their immunity
Source: Twitter

OTTAWA – Canada has withdrawn 41 of its diplomats from India after the Indian government announced it would revoke their diplomatic immunity, the foreign minister said Thursday, escalating their conflict over the death of a Sikh separatist in the North American country.

The actions follow claims made by Ottawa that New Delhi may have been engaged in the murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in suburban Vancouver in June. 

India has accused Canada of harbouring separatists and "terrorists," but it has called the claim that it was responsible for the murder "absurd" and has taken diplomatic measures to show its indignation at the charge.

According to Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, 41 of Canada's 62 diplomats in India have been recalled together with their families. Joly said that 21 Canadian diplomats who will stay in India have received an exception.

The physical safety of 41 Canadian ambassadors and their 42 dependents was in jeopardy of having their immunity revoked on an arbitrary date, according to Joly. Our diplomats have already departed with their families.

Joly asserted that Canada would not threaten to do the same to Indian diplomats because lifting diplomatic immunity is not only unprecedented, but also against international law.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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