India and Oman today signed an agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in criminal matters that provides for substantial engagement between the two countries in the areas of pursuing and eliminating transnational crimes and terrorism in its different forms.
The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Oman's Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy here.
According to an official press release, the Memorandum of Agreement also contains provisions for transfer of documents, records and objects, search and seizure, availability of persons to give evidence and assistance in investigation.
The agreement will also be a deterrent to those who directly or indirectly obtain benefit from proceeds of crime, it said.
During their talks, Mr Singh also informed the visiting delegation that India has experienced natural disasters like rain, flood and cyclones and was able to minimize the loss of human lives due to better forecasting methodology and adept handling of the ground situation. He offered Indian expertise and experience in this field through technical and best management practices to Oman.