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Trudeau's appearances at some Sikh events where extremist supporters also showed up caused unhappiness in India. After the Indian army cleared the Golden Temple of militants, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards in 1984.

Manjit Singh Gill, a sculptor from Moga's Ghal Kalan village prepared a unique sculptor depicting India-Canada ties and it was put on display at the village on Wednesday.

"His words are a big relief to all of us here in India and we look forward to his government's support in tackling fringe separatist elements", he said in a tweet.

The chief minister will hold a meeting with Trudeau and all of his Sikh cabinet ministers right after he visits Golden Temple, where he will be received by opposition leader Sukhbir Singh Badal and other members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) party.

Mr Sajjan was branded a "Khalistani sympathiser" by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh a year ago.

Trudeau was also unlucky not to receive Modi's hug, which has become a point of attention in the media coverage after he infamously tightly embraced many other visiting global leaders.

There are almost half-a-million Sikhs in Canada and three Sikh-Canadians in Mr Trudeau's cabinet including defence minister Harjit Sajjan, whose father was a member of the World Sikh Organisation.

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The deepening scandal called into question the administration's veracity as Republicans and Democrats pressured Mr. Kushner's ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the President", he added.

The Punjab chief minister further added that he discussed about Khalistan militancy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and children, Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, nine, and Hadrien, three, arrive in Ahmedabad, India, February 19. Trudeau wasn't planning to meet Amarinder Singh, given the Indian leader's comments against Trudeau's Sikh colleagues.

Trudeau and his Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met Amarinder Singh on Wednesday in part to try and mend fences with the state where a majority of Indian Canadians are from.

Actor-director Farhan Akhtar was also delighted to meet the Canadian PM, stating, "Was an honour & a pleasure to meet the Hon". Shah Rukh Khan even bonded with Canadian PM's family and kids.

The Former Indian High Commissioner to Canada, Vishnu Prakash, attacked the "political mollycoddling" of Khalistanis in Canada but insisted Mr Trudeau was an "esteemed guest".

Earlier in the day, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu expressed confidence that the meeting would not only strengthen the ties between both the countries but would also help to transform them.