Justin Trudeau in India LIVE UPDATES: Canadian PM to meet Narendra Modi, hold bilateral talks

Justin Trudeau in India LIVE UPDATES: The Canadian Prime Minister and his family are in India on a week-long visit. On Friday, he will be holding bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For all the latest updates, read our live blog.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau and family visited Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Thursday. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will on Friday be holding bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. During the meeting, talks related to civil nuclear cooperation, space, defence, energy and education are expected to take place.

Yesterday, PM Modi tweeted that he was looking forward to the meeting with Trudeau and his family. Taking to Twitter, Modi said: I look forward to meeting PM @JustinTrudeau tomorrow and holding talks on further strengthening India-Canada relations in all spheres. I appreciate his deep commitment to ties between our two countries. READ MORE

During the week-long state visit, Trudeau and his family met top business leaders in Mumbai along with visits to key monuments, including the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Golden Temple in Amritsar and Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

The visit is aimed at further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in key areas of mutual interest trade and investment, a statement from External Affairs Ministry said. Cooperation in security and counter-terrorism, as well as the exchange of views on global and regional issues of mutual interest, will also form important components of the visit, it read.

“Wheels up for India and a busy visit focused on creating good jobs and strengthening the deep connection between the people of our two countries,” Trudeau had tweeted on February 16 before embarking on the trip. See photos

Justin Trudeau in India LIVE UPDATES:

  1. 8:08PM
    22 Feb, 18

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is looking forward to meet the Canadian PM and his children on Friday. He posted on Twitter:

  2. 4:28PM
    22 Feb, 18
    Jaspal Atwal should never have received an invitation: Trudeau

    On the row over the invitation to Canada-based Khalistani activist Jaspal Atwal, Trudeau said:

  3. 4:25PM
    22 Feb, 18

    While addressing the media in the national capital, the Canadian PM said, "Canada and India are countries committed to pursuing and upholding democracy. We are the two largest democracies in the world, one by size and one by population."

  4. 1:46PM
    22 Feb, 18
    Jaspal Atwal shouldn't have been invited: Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Minister for Science & Sports
  5. 12:58PM
    22 Feb, 18

    On the sidelines of his official visit to India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried his hand at cricket on Thursday. Along with his children, Trudeau took to the pitch along with former Indian captains Kapil Dev and Mohammad Azharuddin. Read more

  6. 10:21AM
    22 Feb, 18

    A day after Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said that Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured him that Canada did not support any separatist movement in India, a photo of Sophie Trudeau with a convicted Khalistani militant has surfaced. The image shared by CBCNews, Trudeau's wife can be seen photographed with Jaspal Atwal, in Mumbai on Tuesday.Atwal was also invited to a formal dinner with the Canadian Prime Minister scheduled to take place in New Delhi on Thursday, but the invitation was later rescinded. The dinner was being hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner. Read more

  7. 9:20AM
    22 Feb, 18
    Day 6: Canada-India business meeting on cards

    New Delhi is the last stop in Canada PM Justin Trudeau's itinerary. The Prime Minister had reached the National Capital yesterday after his visit to Amritsar. On Thursday, he is scheduled to attend a Canada-India business meeting.

  8. 5:35PM
    21 Feb, 18

    On the Partition Museum, Trudeau also said “to think of the lives torn apart, the violence and loss…We need to remember that it’s always easy to divide people. It’s much more difficult but it’s the only path to bring people together in love and understanding. We have to be ever vigilant that that is what we are putting into the world and that is the way we are building our future”.

  9. 5:34PM
    21 Feb, 18

    Trudeau also visited the Partition museum and spent about 25 minutes there. He left a note on the Tree of Hope that read the Museum is “a poignant reminder that dividing people is never the answer; we must learn to live together and love our differences.”

  10. 5:33PM
    21 Feb, 18

    During the meeting, Captain Amarinder called for cooperation between India and Canada on the issues of terrorism, crime, and drugs, while seeking greater sharing of relevant information, in the interest of national and international security.

  11. 5:33PM
    21 Feb, 18

    At the meeting, at which Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were also present, the Chief Minister raised the issue of Indo-Canadians believed to be involved in targeted killings in Punjab, urging him to take cognizance of the same and initiate stern action against such elements.

  12. 5:28PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Amarinder Singh gives list of names of those linked to Khalistan movement

    The Punjab CM also handed over to Trudeau a list of nine Category `A’ Canada-based operatives alleged to be involved in hate crimes in Punjab by financing and supplying weapons for terrorist activities and also engaged in trying to radicalise youth and children here.

  13. 5:26PM
    21 Feb, 18

    A press statement issued by the Punjab government stated that Amarinder sought the Canadian Prime Minister’s cooperation in cracking down on separatism.  The press statement added that “citing the separatist movement in Quebec, Trudeau said he had dealt with such threats all his life and was fully aware of the dangers of violence, which he had always pushed back with all his might.”

  14. 3:38PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Amarinder Singh raises Khalistan issue with Trudeau

    Amarinder Singh said, "I raised the issue of Khalistan as its the primary issue, as there is money coming in from various countries including Canada."

  15. 3:31PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Justin Trudeau meets Amarinder SIngh

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said, "I took up with Canadian PM, the militancy concerns we have and he has assured us that they will look into this matter."

  16. 9:29AM
    21 Feb, 18
    20 minutes meet to take Punjab 20 years ahead: Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Asserting that the meeting between Punjab CM and Justin Trudeau can take the state '20 years ahead,' Congrees leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said, "The 20-minute meeting between Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh & Canadian PM Justin Trudeau can take Punjab 20 years ahead. This visit will strengthen India & Canada relations, it is a mutual symbiosis which can transform both the countries," reported news agency ANI

  17. 7:41AM
    21 Feb, 18
    Canada PM says India trip about broader ties not just political ones

    Downplaying the reports of a lukewarm welcome in India, Canada PM Trudeau, saying the visit was focused on building business and cultural ties and not just political ones. "We are here in such large number and for so many days for a very simple reason. India matters to Canada," Trudeau added.

  18. 7:32AM
    21 Feb, 18
    Day 5: Trudeau to meet Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    After a meeting with the business leaders and film personalities in Mumbai, Canada PM Justin Trudeau is all set to meet Punjab CM Amarinder Singh. The agenda is “open-ended”, said a source in the government. “We expect concerns and sensitivities from the Indian side to be conveyed appropriately. He will meet PM Narendra Modi Friday for bilateral talks,” said the source. Also on the agenda is a quick visit to Golden Temple and Partition Museum.

  19. 4:14PM
    20 Feb, 18
    I really wanted to show India's diversity to my kids, says Justin Trudeau

    One of the things that I really wanted to show to my kids is the extraordinary diversity of India, being able to go to a mandir, to Golden Temple, to a mosque and then to other places, this highlights the diversity and pluralism of India which isn't without its challenges, says Justin Trudeau. 

  20. 4:06PM
    20 Feb, 18
    Trudeau meets ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had an interaction with ICICI Bank's MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar at the India-Canada business forum in Mumbai. (Reports ANI)

  21. 8:14AM
    20 Feb, 18
    Meet and greet with business leaders on agenda today

    Trudeau’s day-long programme in Mumbai includes meetings with several business leaders and a women business leaders’ roundtable, followed by an armchair discussion at the Canada-India Business Forum

  22. 7:47AM
    20 Feb, 18
    Trudeau thanks Gujarat for the welcome

    "Canada & Gujarat already have strong connections in business, innovation and friendship. And we’re working to make them even stronger. Thanks to @vijayrupanibjp, Chief Minister of Gujarat, for hosting us so generously today," the Canada PM wrote on Twitter after meeting Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Monday

  23. 7:38PM
    19 Feb, 18

    Chief minister Rupani invited the Canadian PM to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2019, with his country's delegation, as Canada is the partner country of the mega biennial event, the statement said.

  24. 7:35PM
    19 Feb, 18
    Canadian PM holds meeting with Gujarat CM

    Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau wound up his one-day visit to Gujarat with a meeting with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the city airport before his departure today evening. The two leaders discussed various aspects of Gujarat-Canada relationship, said an official release.

  25. 7:15PM
    19 Feb, 18

    Ending the uncertainty over his meeting with Justin Trudeau, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said he is looking forward to meeting the Canadian Prime Minister when he arrives in Amritsar.

  26. 4:45PM
    19 Feb, 18

    On the immigration system in Canada, Trudeau said, "More countries need to do more to welcome immigrants not because that is the right thing to do, because refugees who flee the persecution in their country for a better life in another, are extremely grateful to the country that welcomes them."

  27. 4:26PM
    19 Feb, 18
    Independent media must for successful democracy: Canadian PM

    Trudeau said while he finds the media frustrating at times, it is essential to empower and support it. "The media fulfils an important duty of telling the government what it's doing wrong. An independent media is essential for a successful democracy," he said.

  28. 4:18PM
    19 Feb, 18
  29. 4:13PM
    19 Feb, 18
    India-Canada trade have the potential to grow: Trudeau

    Trudeau said Canada is open to immigration and trade. "India-Canada trade has the potential to grow," he said.

  30. 3:59PM
    19 Feb, 18

    "If you think that men and women should get equal opportunities, you are a feminist, it is that simple," the Canadian PM said.

  31. 3:48PM
    19 Feb, 18
    Trudeau addresses the crowd at IIM Ahmedabad

    "Citizens are not fools. They can tell whether someone is genuine in their approach or just trying to live up to some lofty familial expectation," says Canadian PM Trudeau at IIM Ahmedabad.

  32. 3:44PM
    19 Feb, 18
    PHOTOS | Trudeaus day out: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, family visit Sabarmati Ashram

    Dressed in traditional Indian attire the Trudeau family visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. See photos here

  33. 12:15PM
    19 Feb, 18
    Visit to Akshardham temple

    The family also paid a visit to Gandhinagar's Akshardham Temple

  34. 11:44AM
    19 Feb, 18
    Trudeaus visit Sabarmati Ashram

    Justin Trudeau and family in Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat (Source: Express photo/Javed Raja)