India’s High Commission in Canada has announced the resumption of some visa services effective from October 26.
The decision comes after a temporary suspension of new visas for Canadians last month, which was retaliatory to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim of a potential link between Indian agents and the murder of a Sikh separatist leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in Vancouver.
Canada had then withdrawn 41 diplomats, further escalating tensions. India has denied any connection to the shooting, and the decision to restart visa services was taken after a thorough review of the security situation and recent Canadian measures.
The Indian High Commission has stated that it will be issuing standard entry visas, business, medical, and conference visas.