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DATE=6/11/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-250524 TITLE=INDO / KASHMIR / FIGHTING / L BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: INDIA SAYS IT WILL GO AHEAD WITH TALKS WITH PAKISTAN ON THE KASHMIR CONFLICT ON SATURDAY DESPITE WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS THE "BARBARIC TREATMENT OF ITS PRISONERS OF WAR BY PAKISTAN." INDIA SAYS AUTOPSIES ON SIX OF ITS SOLDIERS, RETURNED BY PAKISTAN, INDICATE THEY WERE TORTURED BEFORE BEING KILLED. PAKISTAN REJECTS THE ALLEGATIONS AND SAYS ITS FOREIGN MINISTER WILL BE IN NEW DELHI ON SATURDAY TO DISCUSS ALL ASPECTS OF THE CONFLICT IN KASHMIR. VOA'S JIM TEEPLE HAS DETAILS FROM OUR NEW DELHI BUREAU. TEXT: INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, JASWANT SINGH, SAYS AUTOPSIES MONITORED BY INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS SHOW SIX INDIAN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE THEY WERE TURNED OVER TO INDIAN AUTHORITIES ON WEDNESDAY -- AND TWO WEEKS AFTER THEY WERE CAPTURED INSIDE INDIAN KASHMIR ON MAY 14TH. MR. SINGH SAYS THE SIX WERE SEVERELY TORTURED BEFORE BEING KILLED. HE SAYS INDIA IS DEMANDING THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. AT THE SAME TIME INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS HE WILL MEET WITH HIS PAKISTANI COUNTERPART, SARTAJ AZIZ, SATURDAY IN NEW DELHI TO DISCUSS THE KASHMIR CRISIS. // INSERT SINGH ACTUALITY // THE REASON WHY WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE DIALOGUE IS BECAUSE WE CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT IN THE ULTIMATE IT IS PEACE THAT MUST COME AND PREVAIL BETWEEN THESE TWO LANDS. EVERY INTERRUPTION, EVERY OBSTACLE AND EVERY ABERRATION IN THE PATH OF PEACE MUST BE DEFEATED. // END ACTUALITY // MR. SINGH SAYS TELEPHONE CALLS INDIA RECORDED BETWEEN SENIOR PAKISTANI COMMANDERS SHOW PAKISTAN IS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE INCURSION INTO INDIAN KASHMIR. ONE TRANSCRIPT INDICATES PAKISTANI COMMANDERS CLOSELY CONTROL THE MOVEMENTS OF ISLAMIC MILITANTS FIGHTING IN KASHMIR. PAKISTAN DENIES THAT IT OFFERS ANYTHING MORE THAN MORAL SUPPORT TO THE MILITANTS. MR. SINGH SAYS THE TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN AUTHENTICATED BY VOICE ANALYSIS AND HE WILL BRING THE ISSUE UP WITH FOREIGN MINISTER AZIZ. MR. SINGH SAYS SATURDAY'S TALKS WILL BE CONFINED TO GETTING WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS "INFILTRATORS" OUT OF INDIAN KASHMIR. INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS IT IS UP TO PAKISTAN TO ACT, TO DISENGAGE ITSELF FROM INDIAN KASHMIR. // INSERT 2ND SINGH ACTUALITY // IT IS REALLY UP TO PAKISTAN TO ADDRESS ITSELF TO THIS ISSUE. THE ONLY MEETING POINT IS FOR PAKISTAN TO RECOGNIZE THE FOLLY OF THIS MISADVENTURE AND AT THE EARLIEST TO RESTORE STATUS QUO ANTE. I HAVE SAID EARLIER AND I'LL REPEAT IT: THEIR MILITARY AIMS HAVE BEEN DEFEATED, THEIR INTERNATIONAL AIMS HAVE RUN INTO A CUL DE SAC. THERE IS NO RETURN FOR PAKISTAN OTHER THAN TO GO BACK FROM WHERE THEY CAME. // END ACTUALITY // MEANWHILE, IN ADVANCE OF SATURDAY'S TALKS, FIGHTING INTENSIFED IN KASHMIR WITH INDIAN ARMY TROOPS CONTINUING THEIR ATTACKS AGAINST THE GUERRILLAS WHO ARE DUG IN ON STRATEGIC PEAKS. INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEIR TROOPS ARE TRYING TO RETAKE BUNKERS BUILT BY INDIA AND STOCKED WITH FOOD AND FUEL, BUT WHICH ARE ABANDONED DURING THE WINTER WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP TO MINUS 60 DEGREES CELSIUS. INDIA SAYS IT LOST AT LEAST 15 TROOPS IN ONE ENGAGEMENT BRINGING TO MORE THAN 80 THE UNOFFICIAL NUMBER OF INDIAN CASULTIES. MORE THAN 200 OF THE GUERRILLAS ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN KILLED. (SIGNED) NEB/JLT/LTD/KL 11-Jun-99 10:44 AM EDT (1444 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .