Canadian: According to a recently released assessment, Canada’s top foreign intelligence agency accused India of possibly interfering in the country’s election. This is the first time India has been linked to such actions in Canada.
In a recent intelligence analysis, Canada’s top foreign intelligence agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, said that India may have meddled in the election. India was identified as a “foreign interference threat” in the assessment, which the media obtained on Thursday. The report also said that the government “must do more to protect Canada’s robust democratic institutions and processes.” According to a top-secret briefing memo obtained by Canadian media outlet Global News, India’s meddling will intensify if no action is taken. This is the first time that India has been accused of election involvement in Canada. China and Russia were already accused of meddling in Canadian politics.
Canadian intel report alleges India election meddling, labeling it a ‘foreign threat.’
The declassified document, headed ‘Briefing to the Minister of Democratic Institutions on Foreign Interference,’ dated February 24, 2023, also identifies China as “by far the most significant threat.” The breadth of the PRC’s FI efforts is wide, and a substantial amount of resources are being used. According to the report, “the activities are significant, widespread, and aimed at all governmental and civil society levels nationwide.” PRC is for the People’s Republic of China, and FI stands for foreign intervention. The only two nations mentioned by name in the most recent intelligence report were China and India.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has requested an investigation into the claims contained in the recently disclosed intelligence assessment. Following Trudeau’s September 2023 accusations of “potential” Indian agent participation in the June 18 murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia, tensions between India and Canada became severely strained. The claims have been rejected by India as “absurd” and “motivated.”