Jaishankar reacts to Eric Garcetti’s ‘unacceptable red line’ comment


The US envoy was speaking in reference to Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

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New Delhi

Reacting to the ‘red line’ comment made by US Ambassador Eric Garcetti over the alleged Gurpatwant Singh Pannun assassination bid,  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, New Delhi has been investigating the matter on the basis of “certain information” provided by the country.

No government or its employee can be involved in the alleged assassination of another country’s citizen, which is “just an unacceptable red line”, said US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti in a direct reference to the alleged assassination plot of Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.

“Any country, having an active member of their government involved in a second country trying to assassinate one of their citizens. That’s, I think, usually a red line for any country. That’s a basic issue of sovereignty. That’s a basic issue of rights,” Eric Garcetti told ANI in an interview.

Garcetti also acknowledged that the two nations are working together in the investigation of the alleged foiled assassination plot against Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, an India-designated terrorist.

S Jaishankar said India’s own security interests are involved in the probe. “It is something we are investigating as we believe our own national security interests are involved in that investigation,” he said.

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