Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a cold shoulder instead of a warm welcome as he began his week-long trip to India on Monday by taking a tour of the Taj Mahal and a visit to an elephant rescue sanctuary near Agra.
He was received at the Delhi airport by MoS for agriculture Gajendra Singh and Indian ambassador to Canada Vikas Swarup. No PM Modi. In Agra, chief minister Yogi Adityanath stayed away, with district magistrate Gaurav Dayal and commissioner K Rammohan Rao reportedly meeting him.
The lacklustre welcome comes against the backdrop of Trudeau fighting off disquiet in the Indo-Canadian community and concerns in India that his government is enabling pro-Khalistan elements.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and family lark about on ‘Diana’s’ Taj Mahal bench after he is ‘snubbed’ by Indian leader Modi