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DATE=5/29/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-249983 TITLE=INDIA/FIGHTING UPDATE (L) BYLINE=ANJANA PASRICHA DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: INDIA SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE MILITARY OPERATIONS TO IT EXPEL FROM INDIAN KASHMIR ALL OF WHAT IT SAYS ARE PAKISTANI-BACKED INFILTRATORS. THIS, AS DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY TO EASE TENSION BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN OVER THE DISPUTED REGION. AFTER FOUR DAYS OF AIR STRIKES SATURDAY, CONSIDERATION WAS BEING GIVEN TO PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER TRAVELING TO INDIA IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ANJANA PASRICHA REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI. TEXT: INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY AREAS OCCUPIED BY INFILTRATORS ON THE INDIAN SIDE OF KASHMIR ARE SHRINKING, AND THE INTRUDERS ARE NOW OPERATING IN "ISOLATED POCKETS." ACCORDING TO MAJOR GENERAL J-J SINGH, COMBINED OPERATIONS BY THE AIR FORCE AND ARMY ARE SHOWING RESULTS. /// INSERT SINGH ACT /// AS ACTIONS BY GROUND TROOPS CONTINUE IN KARGIL SECTOR, THE AREA OCCUPIED BY THE INTRUDERS IS SHRINKING AS THEY ARE THROWN OUT FROM ONE HEIGHT AFTER ANOTHER. AT MANY PLACES, THE COHESION OF THESE GROUPS OF INTRUDERS HAS BEEN SHATTERED AND THEY ARE OPERATING IN ISOLATED POCKETS. MOPPING UP ACTIONS WILL BE A CONTINUING PART OF THIS OPERATION CLEAN UP BY THE INDIAN ARMY. ///END SINGH ACT/// BUT DEFENSE OFFICIALS ADMIT IT WILL TAKE TIME TO CLEAR THE AREA OF INTRUDERS. THEY SAY THE PAKISTANI-BACKED INFILTRATORS HAD DUG INTO POSITIONS AS DEEP AS SIX KILOMETERS INSIDE INDIAN TERRITORY AT SOME PLACES, AND HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF MOUNTAIN TERRAIN TO SHELTER THEM. PAKISTAN DENIES IT IS HELPING THE INFILTRATORS WITH ARMS OR MILITARY SUPPORT. GENERAL SINGH SAYS INDIA HAS RECOVERED THE BODY OF ONE PAKISTANI SOLDIER, AS WELL AS IDENTITY PAPERS OF OTHER TROOPS -- PROVING THAT REGULAR PAKISTANI ARMY FORCES ARE FIGHTING ALONG WITH THE INTRUDERS. DEFENSE OFFICIALS ALSO SAY THE BODY OF AN INDIAN PILOT, RETURNED BY PAKISTAN, HAS BULLET MARKS -- INDICATING THE PILOT MAY HAVE BEEN SHOT AFTER HE EJECTED FROM HIS AIRCRAFT. MEANWHILE, INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE BRIEFED OPPOSITION LEADERS SATURDAY ABOUT THE ARMY ACTION IN KARGIL. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS MINISTER, R. KUMARAMANGLAM, LATER TOLD REPORTERS THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD HIS PAKISTANI COUNTERPART, NAWAZ SHARIF, BY TELEPHONE FRIDAY THAT INDIA WILL NOT HALT THE OPERATION UNTIL THE INTRUDERS ARE CLEARED FROM INDIAN KASHMIR. ///INSERT KUMARAMANGLAM ACT/// IT CANNOT BE ONE-SIDED. YOU (PAKISTAN) CANNOT SEND IN INTRUDERS WITH ARMS AND WEAPONS, AND SUPPORT FROM REGULARS AND ALSO EXPECT US TO STOP ANY ACTION ON OUR SIDE. THE QUESTION DOES NOT ARISE OF OUR AGREEING TO ANY NEW SHIFTING OF THE LINE OF CONTROL, OR ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS. OF COURSE WE ARE WILLING TO TALK, THERE IS NO PROBLEM ABOUT THAT. BUT NO PRECONDITIONS OF THIS VARIETY, AND WE WILL MOVE STEADILY, FIRMLY AND EVICT ALL THE INTRUDERS. ///END KUMARAMANGLAM ACT/// DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS. INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE FOUGHT TWO WAR OVER KASHMIR SINCE 1947. (SIGNED) NEB/AP/TMD/JO 29-May-99 5:44 PM EDT (2144 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .