India has told Canada that it must repatriate 41 diplomatic staff out of 62 members in New Delhi by Oct. 10.
The Financial Times reported The Financial Times, citing people familiar with the Indian demand, said India had threatened to revoke the diplomatic immunity of those diplomats told to leave who remained after Oct. 10.
Reuters reported that the Indian and Canadian foreign ministries did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said: ‘There was a climate of violence and an atmosphere of intimidation against Indian diplomats in Canada.”
US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said while responding to a question related to Nijjar's killing in Canada said that it is in close coordination with Canada on allegations regarding the Indian government's involvement in the fatal shooting of Khalistan leader—Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
"We remain in close coordination with our Canadian colleagues on this question,” he said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently exposed India and said Indian government behind the fatal shooting of Nijjar.
Nijjar was gunned down outside a Gurdwara, in a parking area in Canada's Surrey, British Columbia on June 18.