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DATE=6/7/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-250331 TITLE=INDIA / KASHMIR / PAK / L BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS PAKISTAN IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS THE INCURSION OF HUNDREDS OF FIGHTERS INTO INDIAN TERRITORY. CORRESPONDENT JIM TEEPLE REPORTS THE PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENTS CAME LATE MONDAY AS INDIAN FIGHTERS AND ARMY TROOPS ATTACKED POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY THE INFILTRATORS IN KASHMIR. TEXT: IN HIS FIRST ADDRESS TO THE NATION SINCE THE KASHMIR CRISIS BEGAN LAST MONTH, PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE CALLED FOR PAKISTAN TO REMOVE THE INFILTRATORS FROM INDIAN TERRITORY, SAYING THE CURRENT CONFLICT IS DANGEROUS FOR BOTH COUNTRIES. PAKISTAN, SAYS MR. VAJPAYEE SHOULD UNDERSTAND INDIA'S RESOLVE. // VAJAPYEE ACT// IT IS A SERIOUS SITUATION. IT IS A SITUATION THAT IS FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. IT IS A SITUATION THAT HAS ARISEN FROM ONE SIMPLE FACT -- THE DECISION OF PAKISTAN TO CROSS THE LINE OF CONTROL, TO SEND ITS MEN AND MATERIAL TO OCCUPY OUR TERRITORY. NO GOVERNMENT CAN TOLERATE SUCH AN INCURSION AND OUR GOVERNMENT CERTAINLY WILL NOT. // END ACT // PAKISTAN STRONGLY DENIES IT SUPPORTS THE INFILTRATORS OR THAT ITS TROOPS ARE FIGHTING ALONGSIDE THEM ON THE INDIAN SIDE OF THE "LINE OF CONTROL", THE CEASEFIRE LINE THAT DIVIDES KASHMIR. MR. VAJPAYEE ACCUSED PAKISTAN OF VIOLATING THE 1972 SHIMLA AGREEMENT, AN ACCORD THAT SET THE CURRENT BOUNDARIES IN KASHMIR ALONG THE "LINE OF CONTROL". MR. VAJPAYEE ACCUSED PAKISTAN OF USING FORCE TO UNILATERALLY ALTER THE BOUNDARY. INDIA CONTROLS TWO-THIRDS OF KASHMIR, AND PAKISTAN ONE-THIRD. TWO OF THE THREE WARS INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE FOUGHT HAVE BEEN OVER THE DISPUTED TERRITORY. MR. VAJPAYEE SAYS INDIA'S DOOR IS OPEN TO TALKS TO SOLVE THE CRISIS AND ANY DATE IS CONVENIENT. BUT HE SAYS AN TALKS TO SOLVE THE CRISIS WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE SUBJECT. // VAJPAYEE ACT // INDIA IS ALWAYS OPEN TO TALKS, BUT THE TALKS MUST HAVE A DEFINITE SPECIFIC PURPOSE AND IN THE PRESENT INSTANCE THE SUBJECT IS ONE AND ONE ALONE -- THE INTRUSION AND HOW PAKISTAN PROPOSES TO UNDO IT. // END ACTU // MR. VAJPAYEE SAYS IF PAKISTAN ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE LINE OF CONTROL THROUGH TALKS -- THOSE TALKS WILL END BEFORE THEY BEGIN. // REST OPT // LAST YEAR BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN CONDUCTED NUCLEAR TESTS AND EARLIER THIS YEAR BOTH COUNTRIES TESTED MID-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES -- SPARKING FEARS OF AN ARMS RACE IN SOUTH ASIA. MR. VAJPAYEE SAYS BECAUSE OF THEIR NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE AN ADDED RESPONSIBILITY TO SOLVE THE CRISIS. MR. VAJPAYEE ALSO SAYS BOTH COUNTRIES ARE TAKING MAJOR STEPS TO EASE TENSIONS AND END, WHAT DESCRIBES AS, A 50-YEAR HISTORY OF BITTERNESS. MR. VAJPAYEE SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO THE PEACE PROCESS, AND HE IS CONFIDENT THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN DESIRE PEACE AND HARMONY WITH THEIR NEIGHBOR, INDIA. (SIGNED) NEB/JLT/RAE 07-Jun-99 1:09 PM EDT (1709 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .