India and Indonesia sign pact to cooperate on criminal matters

India and Indonesia have signed a pact for repatriation of each other’s wanted prisoners and cooperate in all criminal matters, including gathering evidence. Under the agreement, India will execute summons to an accused person or to any person requiring to attend and produce documents or a search-warrant issued by an Indonesian court. Indonesia will reciprocate with similar action if there is any request from any Indian court.

The Home Ministry made it clear that such summons or warrant shall be sent to its Internal Security Division-II for transmission to the central authority, that is, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia.

Indonesia - FACTS


  • Indonesia is composed of 17,508 islands covering approximately 1,919,440 square kilometers.
  • The largest islands are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, and the Indonesian part of New Guinea (known as Papua or Irian Jaya).
  • Indonesia is home to thousands of different flora and fauna, making it the country with the second highest level of biodiversity in the world (Brazil is First).
  • Indonesia the world’s largest Muslim country, with over 87% of the country’s population identifying themselves as Muslim.
  • The country is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is home to around 150 volcanoes.
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