Deepak Vohra, former Indian ambassador to Sudan, made explosive claims about the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and ignited a firestorm of controversy surrounding his visit to India for the G20 Summit. Vohra’s allegations, coupled with the ongoing tensions between India and Canada, have left many questioning the depth of diplomatic relations and the veracity of these claims.
The Allegations Unveiled:
On the fateful Monday, September 25, Vohra took to the airwaves to voice his astonishing claims. During a conversation with journalist Deepak Chaurasia on a Zee News debate show, Vohra alleged that when Justin Trudeau arrived in India for the G20 Summit, his plane was purportedly carrying cocaine. Even more startling, Vohra asserted that Trudeau remained secluded in his hotel room for an astonishing two days. These allegations, if true, raise serious questions about the conduct of a world leader on a global stage.
Casting Doubt on Trudeau’s Competence:
Vohra did not stop at the drug scandal allegations. He went on to suggest that Prime Minister Trudeau exhibited behavior akin to that of a child and displayed limited knowledge about international relations. In a pointed critique, Vohra questioned Trudeau’s use of the term “credible allegations” against India, arguing that allegations cannot inherently be considered credible. This critique begs the question of whether Trudeau is equipped to handle the complexities of international diplomacy.
The Cocaine Rumor and Airport Sighting:
Beyond the television studio, Vohra shared more intriguing details. He recounted rumors of Indian sniffer dogs detecting cocaine on Trudeau’s plane during his visit to Delhi. This shocking revelation deepens the intrigue surrounding the alleged drug scandal. Furthermore, Vohra’s wife, who claimed to have seen Trudeau at the Delhi airport, noted that he appeared despondent and stressed. This sighting raises questions about Trudeau’s state of mind during this visit and whether it had any connection to the rumored drug presence on his plane.
The Lonely Rambo and India’s Response:
In a damning assessment, Vohra opined, “He has definitely gone insane. He has become lonely. He is now trying to show that he is a Canadian Rambo, and nothing can go wrong in his presence.” This statement paints a bleak picture of Trudeau’s mental state and raises concerns about his diplomatic capabilities. In response to these allegations and the broader context of strained relations, the Indian government suspended visa services in Canada, signaling their resolve to protect India’s interests.
Canada’s Khalistani Conundrum:
The backdrop to this controversy lies in Canada’s alleged harboring of Sikh separatists and Khalistani sympathizers. India has repeatedly criticized Canada for allowing these elements to flourish on its soil while Canada maintains its commitment to freedom of expression. The tensions came to a head during the recent G20 Summit in Delhi when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned Trudeau about “anti-India activities” linked to extremist groups in Canada.
The Political Landscape:
Adding another layer to this complex narrative is the political landscape within Canada. Trudeau’s Liberals are in power with the support of the New Democratic Party (NDP), led by Indian-origin politician Jagmeet Singh, who is known for his Khalistani sympathies. The NDP has pledged its support to the government until the next general election in 2025. This political alliance adds to the intrigue surrounding Canada’s stance on these allegations.
A Bizarre Turn of Events:
In an unexpected twist, Justin Trudeau made a statement last week indicating that Canadian intelligence agencies were investigating a “potential link” between “agents of the Indian government” and the death of Jagtar Singh Johal, referred to as a “Canadian citizen.” This assertion further deepened the diplomatic rift, leading to India dismissing the charges as “absurd” and “motivated,” resulting in the expulsion of a senior Canadian diplomat.
The Jagtar Singh Johal Case:
Jaggi, one of India’s most wanted terrorists with a Rs 10 lakh cash reward on his head, was tragically shot dead on June 18 by unidentified assailants outside a gurudwara in Surrey, Canada. He was the commander of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF). The allegations surrounding his death add yet another layer of complexity to the India-Canada relationship.
India’s Response – Cancellation of OCI Registrations:
To further underscore its position on pro-Khalistan activities and anti-India propaganda, the Indian Government recently announced its intention to cancel the registration of over a dozen Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders. This move is seen as a firm stance against individuals believed to be involved in activities detrimental to India’s interests.
The allegations made by former Indian Ambassador Deepak Vohra have cast a long shadow over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India for the G20 Summit. With the backdrop of strained India-Canada relations, ongoing controversies, and political alliances, this saga continues to evolve, leaving many to wonder about the future of diplomatic relations between these two nations.