Diplomatic row will not impact military ties; we will continue defence cooperation with India: Canadian Army Vice Chief

Updated: Sep 26 2023 6:47PM

By Manash Pratim Bhuyan

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) The ongoing diplomatic row between India and Canada is not going to adversely impact the bilateral defence ties, Canada's Deputy Army Chief Major General Peter Scott said on Tuesday as the two-way relations plunged to an all-time low following Ottawa's allegations against New Delhi over the killing of a Khalistani separatist.

Scott, currently on a visit to India primarily to attend the Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs' Conference (IPACC), told PTI that the matter should be resolved at the political level and it should not have a bearing on India-Canada military cooperation.

"That (the row) is not going to have an impact on us. We leave the matter at hand to the political level to try and resolve it. We are happy to be here and we do not see the issue clouding matters (military ties) at this point at all," he said.