BJP on Monday accused the Government of not coming out with a firm response on attacks on Indians in Australia and suggested using “coercive diplomacy” to find a solution.

“The Prime Minister should tell how many more Indians will be either killed or attacked in Australia before the Government comes out with a response,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.

Accusing External Affairs Minister S. M.Krishna of “only giving proforma reactions,” he said the Government should use “coercive diplomacy” to help Indians settled in Australia.

He was reacting to a question on the killing of an Indian youth in that country on January 2.

21-year-old Nitin Garg, who migrated from Punjab and had permanent residency in Australia, was stabbed to death in Melbourne’s northern suburb of West Footscray.

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