India has scored diplomatically over Pakistan: Swarup after Sharif’s UNGA speech

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 18:49 IST
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan removes his eyeglasses after addressing the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York. (Reuters)

India claimed on Thursday to have diplomatically scored over Pakistan at the United Nations amid deteriorating bilateral ties following the killing of 18 soldiers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters in New Delhi that India was “sensitizing the world” about how Pakistan was sponsoring terrorism.

“Our actions speak for themselves and you can see our actions are already delivering results,” Swarup said, a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif aggressively raised the Kashmir issue in his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.

The spokesperson said most countries have condemned Sunday’s attack at Uri near the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.

“No one and I mean no other country at the UN has spoken on the subject Nawaz Sharif devoted 80% of his time to,” Swarup said.

India has said the militants who attacked the military base had come from Pakistan and belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), headed by Masood Azhar - the militant commander released in exchange for an Indian Airlines flight hijacked to Afghanistan in December 1999.

Asked if India was preparing any fresh dossier on Pakistan’s involvement in terrorist activities, Swarup said: “We don’t need a dossier, the whole world is aware of Pakistan’s role in promoting terror.”

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