Sneha Dubey, a young diplomat from India, has become the talk of the town after she delivered a blistering response to Pakistan at the ongoing session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
India’s First Secretary Sneha Dubey was responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Kashmir remarks at the UNGA.
“We keep hearing that Pakistan is a victim of terrorism. This is the country which is an arsonist disguising itself as a firefighter,” Dubey had said in the response.
She added: “Pakistan nurtures terrorists in their backyard in the hope that they will only harm their neighbors.”
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his address at the UNGA, raked up India’s decision to abrogate Article 370.
In her reply, Sneha Dubey accused Pakistan of sheltering and glorifying Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in 2011, in the army city of Abbottabad.
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) September 25, 2021
Who is Sneha Dubey?
Sneha Dubey is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 2012 batch.
She is the first of her family to join civil services, after clearing the UPSC exam in her first attempt.
She had wanted to become an IFS officer ever since she was 12 years old, and was motivated by her interest in global affairs and a penchant for travelling.
Sneha Dubey completed her schooling from Goa and went to Pune Fergusson College for higher studies.
She completed her post-graduation in Geography and an MPhil from the School of International Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Dubey has also served as the Third Secretary at the Embassy for India in Madrid. Before that, she worked at the Ministry of External Affairs as an Under Secretary.
Praise on social media
Netizens are praising the young officer for her powerful words.
Hey Girls.. Wanna speak up ??
— Shivangi Jha (@SHIVAanEVAN) September 25, 2021
Isn't she brilliant. I am impressed. So happy to see young guns do so well.
— Krushna (@govindagopala) September 25, 2021
— Dr Gaurav Garg (@DrGauravGarg4) September 25, 2021
“Arsonist disguised as a firefighter”
— Ananya (@ananyaaaa08) September 25, 2021