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Sushma to take on Pakistan at UNGA on Monday


New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, where she is expected to lead India’s attack on Pakistan and seek global support to dub it a “terror state”, following the Uri terror attack that killed 18 soldiers.

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Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first public speech post the September 18 Uri attack back home on Saturday where he openly warned Pakistan of isolating it internationally, the External Affairs Minister is likely to take a tough stance, and is likely to be blunt, vis-a-vis the western neighbour.

“Leading India’s delegation to the 71st UNGA. EAM @SushmaSwaraj arrives in New York,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.

Modi on Saturday said India will totally isolate Pakistan in the international arena for “exporting terror”.

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Earlier this week, while responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s tirade against India under right to reply, the Indian diplomatic mission at the UN was also point-blank and did not hesitate to call the neighbouring country “Ivy League of terror”.

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Sushma Swaraj’s tone during her address to the UNGA on Monday is also likely to be equally tough and blunt.