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Q.2767 Extradition treaty with neighbouring countries

August 19, 2010

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2767
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.08.2010


SHRI SHREEGOPAL VYAS:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the names of the neighbouring countries with which we don't have an extradition treaty along with the reasons therefor;
(b) the status of extradition treaty in America, Canada, Britain, Italy and Australia, and the experiences resulting therefrom; and
(c) whether there is any new work plan in this context?

ANSWER THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SHRI S.M. KRISHNA)

(a) India has no Extradition Treaty with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Maldives, Myanmar and Pakistan. For signing of an Extradition Treaty with any country, mutual consent is required for initiating negotiations through diplomatic channels.

(b) India has Extradition Treaties with the USA (1999), Canada (1987), Britain (1993) and has Extradition Arrangements with Italy (2003) and Australia (1971). The Extradition Treaties/Arrangements signed with these countries are working smoothly.

(c) It is the policy of the Government of India to conclude Extradition Treaties with as many countries as possible so as to ensure that fugitive criminals are extradited to face trial in India.

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