Canada has been asked to arrest and prosecute the individuals involved in these acts
India has sought immediate action against members of pro-Khalistani groups who breached security at the Indian mission and consulates in Canada. This comes close on the heels of India's strong reaction after similar incidents in the UK and US.

The High Commissioner of Canada in New Delhi was summoned on Saturday to convey India's strong concern about the actions of separatist and extremist elements against the diplomatic Mission and Consulates in Canada this week, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.

"The Government of India sought an explanation on how such elements were allowed, in the presence of police, to breach the security of our diplomatic Mission and Consulates," the MEA said.

According to the MEA, the Government of Canada was reminded of its obligations under the Vienna Convention, and asked to arrest and prosecute the individuals who have already been identified as being involved in such acts.

"It is expected that the Canadian Government will take all steps which are required to ensure the safety of our diplomats and security of our diplomatic premises so that they are able to fulfil their normal diplomatic functions," the MEA pointed out.

Earlier this week, India had reacted strongly against similar incidents in the UK and the US.

On Friday, India had said that it would like to see action, and not merely assurances, against those involved in the attacks on the Indian High Commission in London, UK and the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, US.

Supporters of so-called Khalistan had protested outside the Indian High Commission in London and attempted to vandalise the national tricolour on March 19. The Indian High Commission subsequently put up a large national flag in front of the building. Later, a massive tricolour was also unfurled along the roof of the High Commission building in London.

India had summoned the British deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi to convey India’s strong protest at the incident. "An explanation was demanded for the complete absence of the British security that allowed these elements to enter the High Commission premises," the MEA had said.

"It is expected that the UK Government would take immediate steps to identify, arrest and prosecute each one of those involved in today’s incident, and put in place stringent measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents," the MEA had added.

In a similar incidents in the US, a group of Khalistan supporters broke open the makeshift security barriers raised by the police and installed two Khalistani flags inside the premises of the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on March 19.

India conveyed its strong protest at the vandalisation of the property of the Consulate General of India in San Francisco.

"The US Government was reminded of its basic obligation to protect and secure diplomatic representation. It was asked to take appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents," the MEA said on Monday. The Indian Embassy in Washington DC had also conveyed India's concerns to the US State Department.