Edited by Arun Nair
| Friday February 23, 2018, New Delhi
With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out a strong message today when he said at joint press briefing, "There should not be space for those who misuse religion for political motives and promote separatism. We will not tolerate those who challenge unity and integrity of our countries." Mr Trudeau's first visit to India has been clouded by talk of a frosty reception on account of the Canadian government's perceived soft approach to Sikh extremists demanding Khalistan. This morning, PM Modi met Mr Trudeau for the first time since he landed in India 5 days ago, greeting him with his signature bear-hug. They then held a two-hour long meeting, before their joint statement.