Justin Trudeau will speak with PM Modi about foreign influence at the G20 Summit.

For the G20 Summit, Trudeau and his son Xavier landed in Delhi on Friday. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Union minister, welcomed him.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has stated that he will bring up the topic of foreign meddling in his country’s domestic affairs during a pull-aside meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that is anticipated.

As always, we will underscore how vital the rule of law is, Trudeau told the media in Singapore before flying to New Delhi on Friday evening for the G20 Leaders’ Summit, according to CBC News.

When asked explicitly about India in the context of foreign meddling, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded, “It is extremely important that we continue to protect Canadians from any and all types of interference.”

“Recognizing is one of the topics this inquiry is focusing on. Yes, China and Russia are to blame for interfering, but other nations also do it, the Canadian Prime Minister continued.

He was referring to the public investigation into foreign meddling in federal elections and democratic institutions, which Dominic LeBlanc, minister of public safety, democratic institutions, and intergovernmental affairs, announced on Thursday.

Marie-Josée Hogue, a judge in Quebec, will be the commissioner for the investigation. In order to confirm the integrity of the 43rd and 44th federal general elections at the national and democratic district levels, as well as any impacts on them, she is required to examine and assess interference by China, Russia, and other foreign states or non-state actors, including any potential impacts.

By February 29, 2024, she will provide an interim report, and by December 30, 2024, a final report.

Officials from India have frequently assured the Hindustan Times that they do not meddle in the internal affairs of a fellow democratic country like Canada and that they anticipate Ottawa doing the same. However, an official emphasized that Ottawa’s lack of commitment to preventing separatist activity and the promotion of Khalistani extremism in Canada are both serious causes for concern in New Delhi.

An official claimed earlier this year that when Canadian officials discuss Indian intervention, they are confusing India’s efforts to defend its territorial integrity and combat terrorism with efforts by nations like China to influence the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.

Trudeau and his son, Xavier, arrived in Delhi on Friday for the G20 Summit. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a minister for the Union, welcomed him.

On September 9 and 10, the 18th G20 Summit will be held in New Delhi. More than 25 world leaders and their entourages will attend. The cutting-edge Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan is where the enormous celebration is being organized.

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