Additionally, Modi has also not written on Twitter welcoming Trudeau's arrival - an act which he usually does when a top leader arrives in his country.
- June 1984: The Indian army launches Operation Blue Star at the direction of then-prime minister Indira Gandhi, attacking the Sikh separatists fortified within the Golden Temple.
Trudeau was nonetheless upbeat about the possibilities, claiming, "This was really a win-win morning, a win-win day for all of us and I'm excited for the opportunities in the Canada-India friendship", Trudeau told Chanda Kochhar, CEO of the Industrial Credit and Investment Corp. of India. "We support one, united India", he said in Mumbai.
The spokesperson added that the two leaders agreed on the importance of strengthening ties between their countries, with the Chief Minister expressing Punjab's keenness to engage with Canada in several vital domains related to economic cooperation.
Thousands of Sikhs greeted Trudeau at the Golden Temple prior to the meeting, lining the walkways, holding hands and calling out religious greetings at one of the holiest sights in Sikhism.
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Last April, Singh said he was not interested in meeting any Canadian cabinet ministers because he thought Canada's approach was too soft regarding Sikh Canadians who favour an independent Sikh homeland called Khalistan. Does that mean it is a reaction of the Indian government to the Canadian Premier's support to the Khalistan movement in Canada which is affecting the Indo-Canada trade ties?
A six member delegation of ministers, including the Minister of Defence and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, are travelling with the Canadian PM for the forum.
"We also spoke about Canadian companies investing in India, whether it is pension funds or others", he said.
On their visit to the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, the Canadian PM opted to wear a bright red Sherwani, while his wife Sophie Gregoire chose a yellow Anita Dongre Kurta pairing it with a red bindi. Take the case of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, for instance who met Justin Trudeau today, overlooking past animosity. If India was to start supporting Quebec separatists, it can't imagine that Canada would have good relations with India.
The fear was reportedly expressed by New Delhi when PM Modi met Canadian PM Trudeau on the sidelines of Davos, and can not be ignored by Canada.