Canada's Trudeau talks trade in India on weeklong state visit

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"If there is a small segment of people in Canada who talk about separation, who talk about the creation of Khalistan if they do that in a peaceful way that is their right to do so but this is not an issue that I hear in the community", said Sohi.

"The new reality of the 21st century is going to be more and more heterogeneous community and society, and the biggest challenge we are going to have as species is doing something that India and Canada have done fairly well- that is to understand how differences can become a source of strength", he said.

The Canadian prime minister will also visit Punjab, the only state in India where Sikhs have a majority, on Wednesday.

Kasi Rao, chair of the Canada-India Business Council, which hosted the Trudeau armchair chat Tuesday, said the slow growth between Canada and India comes from a lethargy on Canada's part and a lack of knowledge of Canada within India.

Trudeau was welcomed warmly as he spent most of Monday in Modi's home state of Gujarat.

Capt Amarinder had many times, including earlier this month, stated that he believed that several members of Trudeau's cabinet were sympathetic to Sikh separatists who want to create an independent Sikh state called Khalistan - something Trudeau and the cabinet ministers themselves have all along been denying.

Trudeau's first visit to the country after becoming Canada's PM is aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties between India and Canada. He has already been to Agra for a visit to Taj with his family.

According to Abigail Bimman of Canada-based Global News, "Sunday evening in New Delhi, a government official speaking on background confirmed the plans had changed, and a meeting between Trudeau, Sajjan and Singh would be requested by Canadian high commissioner Nadir Patel". The Canadian prime minister reportedly addressed a parade at the rally that glorified Sikh militant leaders Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Amreek Singh and former General Shahbeg Singh who were killed during Operation Blue Star in 1984. Similarly, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau attired in a bright yellow long kurta which she teamed with white palazzo trousers.

"A attractive place of peace, humanity and truth that is as needed today as ever", Trudeau wrote in the visitor's book at the Sabarmati Ashram.

Being a huge believer of Mahatma Gandhi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes his family to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. "I'm hopeful that this meeting will help strengthen the close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations between our two countries", tweeted the Punjab CM. In the past, Singh has alleged that some of Trudeau's cabinet ministers are Khalistani sympathisers.

"As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his eight-day visit to India, the fact that his schedule includes just half-a-day of official engagements in New Delhi is being described as "unusual" by veteran diplomats and criticized by a Canadian watchdog", reporter Anirudh Bhattacharyya wrote Monday.

Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said his group hopes Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple would be a "historic one" in promoting Sikh-Canadian relations.