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The Hindu journalist Suhasini Haider puts misleading details about Trudeau’s call to Modi: Read details

Haider here is trying to claim that 'access' and 'requirement' are different. It is a fact that Canada 'requires' the vaccines. Canada needs vaccines and doesn't have them. India has vaccines. So Canada wants India's help. That is the simplest truth here.

Even as Khalistani elements from Canada are attempting to create chaos in India, the Modi government on Wednesday took a very considerate view of the people of Canada and decided to extend its helping hand by assuring help to Canada to get COVID vaccine supply from India.

On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dialled Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss India’s support for Canada’s vaccination efforts. The Canadian Prime Minister has reportedly requested PM Modi to consider Canada’s requirements of Covid-19 vaccines from India.

Speaking to Trudeau, Prime Minister Modi has assured that India would do its best to support Canada’s vaccination efforts. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi also announced, “Was happy to receive a call from my friend @JustinTrudeau. Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery.”

The Indian government’s large-hearted response to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and its willingness to the help the people of Canada comes at a time when the Canadian government is not only trying to interfere in India’s domestic affair but also actively supporting Khalistani elements which are instigating and organising the so-called ‘farmer’ protests in the country.

Despite continued attacks on India, the Modi government has shown its empathy towards Canada by agreeing to supply the much-needed vaccines to Canada.

However, the left-liberals in the country, who had rejoiced international misinformed opinions against Indian government regarding the so-called farmer protests, suffered a major jolt as Canadian PM Trudeau sought help from the Indian government to get vaccines. As left-liberals could not hide their embarrassment, they resorted to misleading the public by putting half-truths about Modi and Trudeau’s conversation.

Suhasini Haider distorts facts, bats for Canada

Suhasini Haider, the journalist at ‘The Hindu’, twisted the statements released by the Indian government to claim that Canada PM Trudeau did not request for vaccines from India, instead he discussed on the issue of ‘access’ to vaccines. The ‘foreign affairs expert’ Suhasini Haider also blatantly lied when she claimed that Trudeau spoke to PM Modi about resolving the issues ‘farmers protests’ through dialogue.

Ironically, Suhasini Haider refused to see the stark realities of Canada’s vaccine situation. Instead, the journalist at ‘The Hindu’ attempted to confuse the readers by trying to differentiating the statements issued by the two countries. Suhasini Haider seems to ignore why Canada would seek ‘access’ to the Indian-made vaccine when they do not have a ‘requirement’ for it.

It is pertinent to note that it was the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who dialled PM Modi and not the other way around. Essentially, when two leaders spoke about the ‘access to vaccines’, it meant that both were discussing the requirement of vaccines for Canada and not for India.

Canada needs vaccines and doesn’t have them. India has vaccines and Canada wants help. That is the plain truth

Haider here is trying to claim that ‘access’ and ‘requirement’ are different. It is a fact that Canada ‘requires’ the vaccines. It is also a fact that Canada doesn’t have enough vaccines for its citizens as of now. And it is also a fact that India is the world’s largest vaccine producer, with millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines being sent to friendly nations. Canada needs vaccines and doesn’t have them. India has vaccines. So, Canada needs India’s help. That is the simplest truth here.

When one looks at the statement, it clearly appears that the Canadian authorities have downplayed its request for vaccines with the Indian government. However, Suhasini blindly assumes that Canada has been extremely truthful in its press release and tries to spread rumours on her ‘own’ country.

Did Trudeau and Modi speak about farmer protests?

Secondly, Suhasini Haider alleged that two leaders discussed the so-called ‘farmer protests’ and questioned why the Indian government had not mentioned this aspect of the discussion in their read-out.

It is a normal practise in the international diplomacy that the stakeholders interpret statements based on their interests and priorities without actually changing the implicit meaning of such a statement. Even in this case, India has the prerogative to highlight the issues it thinks are important and sideline other ‘issues’ that the present Canadian government finds interesting to appease its vote-bank.

Even if the two leaders had indeed spoken about the alleged ‘farmer’ protests, it is somewhat baffling to know why the so-called Indian ‘journalists’ would cheer for the same and make a strong pitch for further foreign interference. The left-liberals, who are now concocting foreign leaders’ statements to target their own country, are strangely defending Canada and not India even as it continues to meddle in the country’s affairs.

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