Denmark treads carefully in diplomatic crisis with India

Danish diplomats have their work cut out for them in relation to the diplomatic crisis with India, which is now starting to also make life difficult for Danish business interests. In July, the Foreign Ministry could show no indications of visa tightening, but now the situation has changed.

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The Danish government is keeping a low profile in the diplomatic crisis with India, which began last year when the Danish Eastern High Court denied India’s request to extradite the Danish citizen Niels Holck, who in 1995 participated in dropping weapons into West Bengal. As a result of their disappointment with the lacking extradition, Indian authorities have terminated an agreement on visa-free conditions for Danish diplomats and downgraded the official co-operation with Denmark. During the last few months, the conflict has also hit Danish business interests, including shipping companies, by stonewalling visa applications.  

The Danish Foreign Ministry does not wish to comment on a possible dialogue with India. However, a source does state that the Ministry at the moment spends “a lot of intellectual energy“ on bettering the relationship with India. Within the Ministry, it is also both directly and indirectly confirmed that the Ministry is getting frustrated appeals from companies and business people.

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