Trip to India not just political: Trudeau

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (second right), along with his wife Sophie Gregoire (second left), and their children Ella-Grace (left), and son Xavier (third left), pay their respects at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on Feb 21. Trudeau and his family are on a week-long official trip to India. (AFP)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being 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 told a gathering in Mumbai on Tuesday, where he said his delegation had just inked significant investments in Canada, by Indian tech companies like Tech Mahindra, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services.

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