The Indian Legal System categorizes Foreign Judgments and Awards from all the quarters of the world into two groups Viz. (a) Judgments and Awards coming from the ‘Reciprocating Territories’ of India and (b) Judgments and awards coming from the ‘Non-Reciprocating Territories’ of India.
Germany is not a Reciprocating territories of India , in such a case file a declaratory suit before family court to declare that marriage is dissolved by mutual consent divorce decree passed by Germany court. You can use the decree only as a document .The Court further observed that while adjudicating the suit on a foreign judgment, the duty of the Court is “merely” to see that the foreign Court has applied its mind to the facts of the case and the law on the point.
The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi firmly established the above mentioned principle by citing an old Judgment delievered in the case of Dr. Kulwant Vs. Dhan Raj Dutt . In this case it was held that if a foreign court has strictly followed ‘the procedure’ and has given full opportunity to the defendant to appear and raise a defense, then, even if that judgment is passed ex-parte it shall be considered to have been decided on merits.