India- Denmark: Kim Davy extradition figured during talks today, confirms Secretary (West) in MEA

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New Delhi, 09 October: During the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson on Saturday, the issue of extradition of Danish national Kim Davy, wanted in India, arose. India has been demanding the extradition of Kim Davy for years.

It is noteworthy that in the year 1995, a large quantity of weapons was dropped from a foreign airplane in Purulia district of West Bengal. The international conspiracy involved Peter Bleach, a British citizen, and Russians on the crew. The weapons consignment included rocket launchers, anti-tank grenades and automatic weapons.

The sources of the weapon, for who it was and for what purpose it was sent, still remain a mystery. Kim Davey, the prime accused in the weapon drop incident, is living in Denmark. A few years ago, the Danish government had decided to hand it over to India, but due to court proceedings, it could not be implemented.

In a briefing regarding the talks between Prime Minister Modi and the visiting leader, Secretary West Reenat Sandhu in the Ministry of External Affairs said that the matter of extradition of Kim Davy was taken up in the discussions. Both countries are working together in this regard and they believe that the court proceedings should be carried forward.

About the talks, Sandhu said that India and Denmark will work together on a five-year action plan as part of their Green Strategic Partnership. Under the cooperation agreements between the two countries, the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and an educational institution in Denmark will set up a ‘Centre of Excellence’ on climate change.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson invited Prime Minister Modi to attend the India-Nordic Summit to be held in Copenhagen next year.

Modi thanked her for this. Sandhu said that under the Green Strategic Partnership, both the countries will cooperate closely to achieve the goal of eco-friendly economic growth. This bilateral cooperation will be an example for other countries as well.