Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid homage to the victims of the Air India Kanishka bombing, acknowledging it as the deadliest terrorist attack in Canadian history and emphasizing the collective duty to unequivocally denounce terrorism. Both sides honored the 329 victims, including 280 Canadians, against the backdrop of increasing tensions in bilateral relations. India has consistently attributed these strains to the political space afforded by Canadian authorities to Khalistan extremists who promote violence against India.