renewable energy, telecom, and defence among others. In June this year, during prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, India entered Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) alliance, a US-led alliance of 14 countries that aims to catalyze public and private investment in critical mineral supply chains globally.
Further, in July, the government released a list of 30 critical minerals for India and said that these minerals are critical for the economic growth of the country. This visit by the premier of a Canadian province comes at a time when diplomatic relations between the two countries have hit a rough patch.
During the meeting of prime minister Modi and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, the Indian prime minister conveyed India’s serious concerns about the anti-India activities involving extremist factions in Canada to his counterpart Justin Trudeau. India has also expressed concerns to the Canadian authorities over the rally by Khalistani separatists on 8 July.
“Canada will always defend freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and freedom of peaceful protest, and it is extremely important to us... at the same time we are always there to prevent violence and to push back against hatred," Trudeau had said after the G20 Summit concluded.Read more on livemint.com