Tel Aviv: Secretary of State Antony Blinken has welcomed India’s decision to launch an investigation into allegations that an Indian official was involved in a foiled plot to assassinate a Khalistani terrorist in the United States. Blinken made these remarks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he is currently visiting.
In response to a question about the involvement of an unnamed Indian official in the assassination plot, Blinken stated, “The government announced today that it was conducting an investigation, and that’s good and appropriate, and we look forward to seeing the results.” He further added that the United States takes this matter seriously and that several officials have already raised concerns with the Indian government in recent weeks.
Earlier this week, the US Department of Justice filed an indictment in a Manhattan court, charging an Indian national and an unnamed Indian official with involvement in a plot to assassinate a vocal critic of India who supports the cause of a separate Khalistan. While Blinken refrained from providing further details due to the ongoing legal proceedings, he emphasized the gravity of the situation.
It is important to note that the Indian government has not yet responded to these allegations. However, Blinken’s remarks indicate that the United States is closely monitoring the investigation and expects a thorough examination of the matter.
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