According to a New York Times report citing officials, US intelligence agencies shared intelligence with Canada on the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the head of the Sikh organization Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).

While US intelligence provided evidence that India was behind the murder, Canadian intelligence provided stronger evidence and intercepted conversations of Indian diplomats in Canada.

It was also stated that US intelligence had no knowledge of such a plan until Nijjar's death.

US media reports yesterday also claimed that the Canadian government had evidence that the death of a Sikh activist, which sparked tensions with India, was "believed to be linked to Indian diplomats and officials".


Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the director of the separatist Sikh organization Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), who was on the list of 40 terrorists published by India, was shot dead in Canada on June 18.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that the New Delhi government was behind Nijjar's killing.

Nijjar, who was wanted by India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the murder of a Hindu cleric in Jalandhar, Punjab in 2022, was also facing charges of training KLF members against the Indian state, providing financial support, conspiracy, and inciting hatred and enmity among the public.


The organization, which espouses the idea of Khalistan, which means "Sikh country", is known for its attacks on military and diplomatic targets in India since 1987, including the kidnapping of Liviu Radu, Romania's Charge d'Affaires in New Delhi.

Although India claims that the organization is Pakistan-backed and receives arms aid from Pakistan, it is known that the organization collects donations from the Sikh diaspora in the UK, Spain and Malaysia.

In addition to the Indian province of Punjab, the organization considers all or parts of Pakistan's Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan and Kashmir to be Khalistan.

India considers the KLF a "terrorist organization".