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Talks between Canada and India on a potential free trade agreement remain stalled, with no clear timeframe for their resumption. This comes amidst ongoing diplomatic tensions following accusations by Canada against India regarding the Vancouver killing of Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

However, signs suggest a potential thaw in relations. Canadian and Indian officials acknowledge a slight improvement in the bilateral relationship, which had been strained since September 2023. This followed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s public accusation of India’s involvement in Nijjar’s death, which India vehemently denies.

Despite the improved tone, India remains unaware of any updates from Canada on the Nijjar investigation. Indian officials confirm ongoing discussions regarding the case, but no concrete progress has been reported.

The current situation leaves the future of the Canada-India trade talks uncertain. While a slight improvement in relations is encouraging, the Nijjar case continues to cast a shadow, hindering progress towards a potential free trade agreement.