Adrian Watson, a White House spokesperson, states that his country has thwarted a plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist citizen in the United States.
Mr Watson added that due to concerns about India’s involvement in this conspiracy, the United States has issued a “highest-level” warning to Delhi, Reuters reported.
The White House spokesperson also noted that Indian officials expressed “surprise and concern” after learning about this event.
Mr Watson said that Indian authorities emphasized that such activities were not the policy of Delhi. According to him, India is currently investigating further details of this matter.
Adrian Watson, on Wednesday, said, “We have conveyed our expectations to Delhi that anyone found responsible should be held accountable.”
The White House spokesperson added that Gurbatan Singh Panun, an Indian-American citizen, was the target of the assassination plot.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, in response to this matter, stated that Washington has shared “some information” with them, which will be examined by the relevant authorities.
Arindam Bagchi added that the information received from Washington is related to “organized criminals, arms dealers, terrorists, and others.” He stated that Delhi takes this information seriously as it threatens national security interests.
The incident comes two months after the Canadian government announced that it had “credible” information linking Indian elements to the murder of a Sikh separatist leader on the outskirts of Vancouver.
These statements have led to unprecedented tensions in Canada-India relations.