India, May 9 -- The trade representative of a Canadian province will return to India after New Delhi restored diplomatic immunity for his office.

This is the first such measure since October last year when 41 Canadian diplomats left India after New Delhi stated they would lose their diplomatic immunity if they stayed on. Canada described that act as "mass expulsion" of its diplomats, while India has argued it wanted "parity" in the numbers of diplomats.

The official who will return is the managing director of the Saskatchewan India office, who was among those who left India in October. That person will have diplomatic immunity, but a senior Indian official said, "will not be an accredited Canadian diplomat".

The official said there is ...