Sep 21, 2023, 01:27 PM IST

India suspends visa services for Canadians till further notice

ZeeBiz Webdesk

The Indian government has suspended visa services for Canadian nationals "till further notice".

The news comes amid heightened tensions between India and Canada, after the two sides expelled each other's diplomats in an escalating row over the murder of a Sikh separatist leader.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has categorically rejected Canada's suspicions that Indian agents had links to the murder.

Meanwhile, the United States has voiced "deep concern" over Canada’s accusations.

Since 2018, India has been the largest source nation for international students in Canada.

A notice by BLS International - an online visa application centre, said, "Due to operational reasons, with effect from 21 September 2023, Indian visa services have been suspended till further notice. Please keep checking BLS website for further updates."

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