On Thursday, 13 March 2008, India deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 69th Member of the Organisation.
India - a federal State consisting of 28 states and 7 union states, and with a population of 1.14 billion inhabitants - is already a Party to the following Hague Conventions:
- Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents
- Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters
- Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters
- Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption