India Ministry of External Affairs.
India's Ministry of External Affairs. (Photo credit: Dreamtime)

India said Tuesday it was willing to examine evidence presented by Canada alleging New Delhi's involvement in the killing of a Sikh separatist near Vancouver but repeated its criticism of Ottawa.

Relations between the two countries plunged last week as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly linked Indian intelligence to the killing in June of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen who advocated a separate Sikh state carved out of India, and expelled an Indian diplomat.

India's top diplomat, asked during a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly whether India would review any evidence from Canada, said New Delhi would review information from any country.

"If there's any incident which is an issue and somebody gives me something specific as a government, I would of course look into it," External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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