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Meet Sneha Dubey, the young diplomat hailed for her fiery response to Pakistani Imran Khan at the UN


Prior to joining the United Nations, she was India’s Third Secretary at the Embassy in Madrid.

Sneha, an IFS officer in the class of 2012, graduated after earning her MPhil from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Image courtesy: Facebook

India has denounced Pakistan as a patron of terrorism and a repressor of minorities in response to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tirade against the country.

In a vigorous rebuttal, Sneha Dubey, India’s first secretary, said: “This is the country that is an arsonist in firefighter disguise. Pakistan is feeding terrorists in their backyards in the hope that they will only harm their neighbors. Our region, and indeed the whole world, has suffered because of their policies. On the other hand, they try to cover up sectarian violence in their country as acts of terror. “

On the issue of the Pakistani Prime Minister addressing the issue of Kashmir, she added emphatically: “The whole of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh” were, are and always will be an integral and inalienable part. from India. This includes areas that are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call on Pakistan to immediately evacuate all areas under its illegal occupation. “

Shortly after her speech at the United Nations, #SnehaDubey started appearing on Twitter and netizens praised her for her powerful speech.

So here’s a deep dive into who she is.

Sneha, an IFS officer in the class of 2012, completed her schooling in Goa. She then did her graduate studies at Fergusson College in Pune and eventually obtained her PhD from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Since the age of 12, she wanted to join the Indian Foreign Service and passed the civil service exam on her very first attempt in 2011.

She says her inspiration for joining the foreign service was a combination of learning about international affairs, the pleasure of discovering new cultures, representing the country, being part of important political decisions and helping people.

Sneha, who loves to travel, believes that becoming an IFS agent has given her the best opportunity to represent the country.

Sneha is the first in her family to join government services. Her father works in a multinational company while her mother is a schoolteacher.

After being selected for the foreign service, Sneha Dubey’s first appointment was with the Foreign Office. Then, in August 2014, she was sent to the Indian Embassy in Madrid.

Sneha is currently India’s first secretary at the United Nations.

Twitter users were full of praise after Dubey’s video was released. One user said: “What a way to shut your mouths to jokers in Pakistan … every word has been so carefully chosen … full of facts … brilliant.”

Another wrote, #Indian #Nari_Shakti … India’s First Secretary to the United Nations, Sneha Dubey, responded to #Pak PM’s “record breaking” speech #Imran.

Some Twitter users were also quick to compare Dubey to the former Indian female officers who thwarted Pakistan at the United Nations.

“Indian women diplomats to the UN are brilliant. Eenam Gambhir, Vidisha Maitra and now that fiery right of reply from Sneha Dubey!”

With contributions from agencies


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