WASHINGTON (Diya TV) – Tensions between India and Canada continue to rise, as a new string of posters put up by Khalistani groups in Canada feature images of Indian Prime Minister Modi and Foreign Minister Jaishankar that call for their assassination.

The outlandish posters have raised concerns on both sides, as diplomatic relations between the two nations face a growing strain. The Canadian government has pledged to investigate, while the Indian government has called for those responsible to be brought to justice.

Amidst these escalating tensions, the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue is set to take place. US Assistant Secretary for Central Asian Affairs, Donald Lu, expressed Washington’s interest in understanding the where India and China are regarding their ongoing border standoff.

During a special briefing, Lu emphasized the importance of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in supporting a free, open, secure, and prosperous region. 

Lu also noted the focus on defense co-production with India in recent years, aiming to encourage collaboration in producing world-class defense equipment to meet Indian defense needs and enhance global security.

Regarding the India-Canada diplomatic standoff, the US official expressed hope that the investigation would progress and the culprits would be brought to justice. He revealed that the United States has urged the Indian government to cooperate with Canada on the investigation, both publicly and in private conversations with their Canadian counterparts.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit India, as part of a tour that includes stops in Israel, Jordan, Japan, and South Korea. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will participate in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi. The high-level delegation will engage with Indian officials to discuss bilateral and global concerns, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region, aiming to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.