The on-going diplomatic tensions between India and Canada over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar seems to have taken a new turn with media reports suggesting the alleged role of ISI in the assassination. According to intelligence sources, ISI reportedly orchestrated Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s murder by hiring local criminals in Canada. This development is being seen as an attempt by Pakistan to undermine and de-stabilise relations between India and Canada.
Reportedly, the ISI was pressurising Hardeep Singh Nijjar to collaborate with the gangsters who arrived in Canada over the past two years, while Nijjar maintained his allegiance to the old leaders of the Khalistani movement. Sources say intelligence agencies believe that when ISI realised Hardeep Singh Nijjar was not cooperating, they hatched a double-cross conspiracy, ultimately leading to his killing.
Now, following Nijjar’s murder, ISI is actively seeking his replacement and preparing for a significant pro-Khalistan extremist rally in Canada.
The killing of Khalistani terrorist Nijjar occurred 3 months ago in June this year in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, when he was shot dead in the parking lot of a gurdwara. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently accused Indian agents of being involved in Nijjar’s killing, a claim strongly and firmly refuted by India.