India signs extradition treaty with Afghanistan

| Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 16:22
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New Delhi: India and Afghanistan on Wednesday exchanged agreements on a mutual legal assistance treaty, for peaceful uses of outer space and an extradition treaty.

The documents were exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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"One more step in closer ties. Exchange of agreements on MLAT, Extradition & peaceful uses of outer space following talks," External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.

The Union Cabinet had on Monday approved the inking of an Extradition Treaty between India and Afghanistan.

The treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Afghanistan.

Ghani arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit.

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