Jagannath Panda was quoted by the South China Morning Post on the India-Canada row

October 10, 2023: Jagannath Panda, Head of the Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs, was quoted by the South China Morning Post on how the India-Canada row challenges the U.S. resolve in keeping ‘united front’ in region.

Jagannath Panda said that India-Canada ties were “solid and people-centric” despite the row and any decline was temporary.

“The presence of the Indian diaspora in Canada will come into play and rebuild this important relationship” that is critical to Indo-Pacific security, Jagannath Panda said.

He noted that neither the Quad security bloc – which includes India, Australia, Japan and the US – nor the US concept of Indo-Pacific would be affected by the dispute.

“India is needed more by the Western powers at present than before and Canada would like to solidify relations with India for its future outreach in the Indo-Pacific,” Jagannath Panda said.

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