BANK OF BARODA Vs. KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD.
LAWS(SC)-2020-3-59
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on March 17,2020

BANK OF BARODA Appellant
VERSUS
KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. Respondents




JUDGEMENT

DEEPAK GUPTA,J. - (1.)Leave granted.
(2.)"What is the limitation for filing an application for execution of a foreign decree of a reciprocating country in India?" is the short but interesting question which arises for decision in this case.
(3.)Vysya Bank, which is the predecessor of the respondent Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., issued a letter of credit for US $1,794,258 on behalf of its customer M/s. Aditya Steel Industries Limited in favour of M/s. Granada Worldwide Investment Company, London. The appellant Bank of Baroda was the confirming bank to the said letter of credit. The Vysya Bank issued instructions to the London branch of the appellant on 12.10.1992 to honour the letter of credit. Acting on this instruction the London branch of the appellant discounted the letter of credit for a sum of US $ 1,742,376.41 and payment of this amount was made to M/s Granada Worldwide Investment Company on 13.10.1992.
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