Ottawa: Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly says Canada has pulled most of its envoys out of India because of diplomatic immunity threats.

In a press conference in Ottawa, she says New Delhi threatened to strip diplomatic immunities from the envoys last Friday, leaving Canada to call back 41 diplomats and their dependents.

She said that leaves just 21 diplomats in India and called the threat a violation of international law that escalates ongoing tensions between the two countries.

She says Canada will not reciprocate.    

Immigration Minister Marc Miller says Canada will continue to accept applications from clients in India. — With The Canadian Press

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