The United States has expressed its anticipation of the results of India's investigation into the alleged plot to assassinate Sikh separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. The U.S. State Department spokesperson, Matthew Miller, mentioned that the issue has been taken seriously, and the Secretary of State has raised it with his Indian counterpart. He emphasized that the U.S. will wait for the outcome of India's investigation before making any assessments.
This statement comes in response to the case where U.S. federal prosecutors accused Indian intelligence official Nikhil Gupta of planning and directing a plot from India to kill Pannun in New York. The White House had earlier stated that it takes the allegations seriously.
Regarding India's 'non-cooperation' with the Canadian government on Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar's case, Miller noted that the U.S. has urged India to cooperate with Ottawa. Canada had claimed that Nijjar was shot dead by Indian agents in British Columbia province, and India recently stated that Canada has consistently given space to anti-India extremists and violence.
(With Agency Inputs)