Sushma Swaraj To Address the United Nations General Assembly today


NEW YORK: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will today address the UN General Assembly and is relied upon to convey a stinging reaction to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's discourse a week ago in which he had concentrated on Kashmir and celebrated Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. Ms Swaraj, who landed in New York on Saturday, is relied upon to talk after 7:20 pm today.

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The minister speech is relied upon to require forward India's push to strategically detach Pakistan after terrorist from that nation attacked an Army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri, sacrificing 18 fighters a week ago.

India won't forget Uri, Prime Minister Naredra Modi said in a strong message to Pakistan throughout the weekend, cautioning, , "The sacrifice of our 18 soldiers will not be forgotten. We will ensure that the international community works to isolate you."He accused Pakistan of exporting terror and its leaders of reading out "speeches written by terrorists."In its Right of Reply to Mr Sharif's 20-minute speech at the UNGA, India called Pakistan home to "Ivy League of Terrorism" and a "terrorist state" that commits "war crimes" by using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

Outlining India's focus for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, India's envoy to the UN Syed Akbaruddin had said that terrorism is the "primary concern" for India as well as for nations across the world.He listed reform of the UN Security Council, sustainable development, climate change and peacekeeping as other priorities for India in the current UNGA session.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told journalists on Friday that "the entire world and the whole country" is waiting to hear from Sushma Swaraj who will deliver India's "vision document" for the 71st UNGA.

"We are all looking forward to," he had said. He, however did not expand on elements of Ms Swaraj's location but rather said "the entire world and the whole nation is waiting  to hear what the External Affairs Minister needs to say.

Mr Swarup said one can also expect "a continued focus from India on the theme of terrorism which is today undoubtedly the single biggest challenge to international peace and security".

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