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Sushma Swaraj all set to give 'stinging reply' to Pakistan in UN speech

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will give a stinging response to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's "tirade" on Kashmir at the UN General Assembly and attack the country for using terrorism as an "instrument of state policy," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters.

"The whole world and the entire nation" is waiting to hear from Swaraj, who will deliver India's "vision document" for the 71st UNGA, Swarup said.

With a focus on tackling terrorism, India will attack Pakistan, which used the UN forum to talk extensively about Kashmir four days ago, for being a "terrorist state". On Thursday, India made a sharp attack on Pakistan, calling the country home to the "Ivy League of Terrorism" which carries out "war crimes" and pitches for talks with a "gun in its hand".

Sushma Swaraj will address the UN general debate and is expected to give a stinging response to Sharif's speech. "We are all looking forward to that," Swarup said.

He further said "I think the broad themes that Akbaruddin has outlined are definitely going to be a part of our presentation at this most important forum in the international community". Swarup also 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".