Canada appears to be heading for another diplomatic dust-up with India (The Star - Toronto)
That amount is not enough to introduce biometrics in every Canadian overseas mission, so immigration officials are now trying to decide which countries should be first.This really seems to be more about the rivalry between China and India than biometrics.
Security hotspots like Pakistan and Yemen are at the top of the list, but there was room for one large-volume nation as well, according to sources, and India is the recommended choice over China.
The decision could damage relations between Canada and India, which have only recently begun to improve.
I think the author nails it in the concluding paragraphs. I'd also add that, given India's UID project, if the Canadian customs information on Indian citizens is shared back with India, India would be in a position to gain a better picture of how Indian passports are used than China would be if China was in India's place.