Interpol to hold General Assembly in India
- The Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) is an inter-governmental organisation having 194 member countries including India.
- Headquartered in Lyon, France, it was formed in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission, and started calling itself Interpol in 1956.
- India, one of its oldest members, joined the organisation in 1949.
- The Interpol helps police in all of its member countries to work together, enables them to share and access data on crimes and criminals, and offers a range of technical and operational support.
- The General Assembly is its governing body and it brings all countries together once a year to take decisions.
- India hosted the Interpol General Assembly only once in 1997. This year’s General Assembly, which concluded on 18 October 2019, took place in Chile.