India has taken a strong exception to the assault on the Indian diaspora in Brampton on February 28 and lodged a protest with the Canadian government.

New Delhi said that such incidents if left unchecked can cause law and order issue and would negatively impact the relations between two countries. 

Ottawa-based Indian High Commission issued a note verbale to Global Affairs Canada's Director General (South Asia), urging them to instruct the authorities concerned to immediately investigate the incidents and take all possible steps to ensure the continued safety and security of Indian nationals as well as friends and families of Indians living Canada.

The Indian High Commission also indicated that there may be some motivating forces behind such incidents that are inimical to the good relations between the two countries. 

"Given the concern, such incidents have generated in India, the High Commission of India again requests the ministry to keep it apprised of the investigations and action taken into identification and prosecution of the extremist elements responsible for such attacks," the Indian mission said. 

On February 28, the Indo-Canadian community organised a huge 'Tiranga and Maple Car Rally' of hundreds of cars to celebrate the strong ties between Canada and India.

Pro-Khalistani elements hurled abuses at them and also asked them to 'go drink urine'. They also insulted the Indian National Flag.

India has sent half a million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to Canada last week. The Canadian government has also reached an agreement with the Pune-based Serum Institute of India for another 2 million doses.