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DATE=5/31/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-250020 TITLE=INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR (L) BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: INDIA ON MONDAY ACCEPTED A PAKISTANI OFFER OF HOLDING TALKS IN THE KASHMIR CRISIS. INDIA SAYS IT WILL WELCOME A VISIT TO NEW DELHI LATER THIS WEEK BY PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER TO DISCUSS ENDING THE FIGHTING IN KASHMIR. VOA'S JIM TEEPLE REPORTS AT THE SAME TIME INDIA SAYS IT WILL NOT END ITS MILITARY CAMPAIGN TO DISLODGE WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS "INFILTRATORS" WHO ARE DUG IN ON HIGH GROUND ON THE INDIAN SIDE OF THE KASHMIR BORDER. TEXT: IN A MOVE TO DEFUSE THE KASHMIR CRISIS INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE FORMALLY ACCEPTED THE PAKISTANI OFFER OF TALKS ON MONDAY. A SPOKESMAN AT INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS DETAILS OF THE VISIT TO INDIA BY PAKISTANI FOREIGN MINISTER SARTAJ AZIZ WILL BE WORKED OUT IN COMING DAYS. EARLIER MONDAY PRIME MINISTER VAJPAYEE LASHED OUT AT PAKISTAN CALLING THE SITUATION IN KASHMIR "WAR LIKE." MR. VAJPAYEE SAID INDIA WAS FACING NOT AN INFILTRATION, BUT IN HIS WORDS -- "A KIND OF ATTACK FROM PAKISTAN." MR. VAJPAYEE SAID PAKISTAN WAS TRYING TO ALTER INDIA'S BORDERS AND IF PAKISTAN WANTS TO IMPROVE RELATIONS, IT HAS TO IN HIS WORDS "CALL THE INFILTRATORS BACK." INDIAN OFFICIALS SAY EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE WILLING TO TALK TO PAKISTAN THEY WILL NOT END THEIR MILITARY CAMPAIGN TO DISLODGE THE INFILTRATORS. INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEY ARE HAVING INCREASING SUCCESS -- KILLING MORE THAN 400 OF THE INFILTRATORS AND RETAKING SOME OF THEIR POSITIONS. FIGHTING IS DESCRIBED AS HEAVY IN THE KARGIL AND DRAS AREAS WHICH LIE ABOUT 200 KILOMETERS NORTHEAST OF SRINIGAR, THE SUMMER CAPITAL OF INDIA'S JAMMU AND KASHMIR STATE. MAJOR GENERAL J-J SINGH SAYS INDIAN FORCES HAVE STOPPED THE INFILTRATORS FROM ACHIEVING THEIR GOAL, WHICH HE SAYS WAS TO CUT OR DISRUPT TRAFFIC ON THE MAIN ROAD LINKING SRINIGAR WITH LEH, THE MAIN CITY IN NORTHEASTERN KASHMIR. // INSERT SINGH ACTUALITY // OUR REACTIONS HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY FAST AND EFFECTIVE. AS YOU CAN SEE THEY HAVE ONLY COME INTO OUR TERRITORY FOUR OR FIVE KILOMETERS AND THEY HAVE BEEN HELD UP THERE. IT'S OBVIOUS THEIR GAME PLAN WAS TO COME UP TO THE ROAD CAPTURE HEIGHTS DOMINATING THE ROAD AND PREVENT ANY MOVEMENT INTO THE LEH SECTOR AND THE OTHER THINGS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH A PLAN. // END ACTUALITY // ON MONDAY INDIA CARRIED OUT A SIXTH DAY OF AIR ATTACKS AGAINST POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY THE INFILTRATORS USING SOPHISTICATED FRENCH BUILT MIRAGE 2000 JETS AGAINST THEIR POSITIONS. THE JETS CAN DROP "CLUSTER BOMBS" OR USE GUIDED MISSILES. THEY ALSO CARRY SOPHISTICATED ELECTRONIC GEAR WHICH CAN JAM AN ENEMY'S AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM. INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY WHILE THEY ARE HAVING SUCCESS AGAINST THE INFILTRATORS IT COULD TAKE WEEKS IF NOT MONTHS TO FLUSH THEM OUT COMPLETELY. (SIGNED) NEB/JLT/PLM 31-May-99 7:01 AM EDT (1101 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .