Justin Trudeau meets PM Modi

Modi hugs Trudeau amid India-Canada invitation embarrassment

The Prime Minister took to Twitter and said that he is "looking forward" to meeting Trudeau on Friday.

Accusations that the government is too sympathetic to calls by some members of the Sikh community for an independent Sikh state called Khalistan to be created out of India, first emerged a year ago but have again dominated headlines in Indian media over the past week.

A video of Ujjal Dosanjh from the Canadian House of Commons asking both leaders to meet was also shared as an effort to break the ice.

Trudeau, who arrived in India on Saturday on a 7-day visit, was welcomed by Modi at the Presidential Palace.

He also garnered negative attention for misspelling Gandhi in a tweet and for the recent discovery that the Canadian High Commission had invited a separatist who was convicted of trying to assassinate a politician in the '80s to a dinner with Trudeau.

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"The last time when the CM refused to meet the Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, we did not approve of it".

"Singh should make India's position on Khalistan clear to the visiting PM. We're hoping that the CM raises the issue of taking action against the so-called Khalistani hot heads", he said. "Here is a picture from my 2015 Canada visit, when I'd met PM Trudeau and Ella-Grace".

Jaspal Atwal, a man convicted of attempted murder and once called a "terrorist" by a Canadian judge, was not vetted before he was added to the guest list of a dinner being held by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or before attending a public event in which he posed with Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

Earlier, Trudeau and his family had visited Agra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Meanwhile, reiterating Canada's commitment to "one united India", Trudeau on Tuesday said that his government was serious about cracking down on extremism.

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