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DATE=7/2/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-251356 TITLE=INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR (L) BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: INDIA SAYS THERE IS NO SIGN THAT PAKISTAN IS ENDING ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THE FIGHTING IN KASHMIR. PAKISTAN DENIES THIS, BUT INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED A LARGE QUANTITY OF PAKISTANI ARMS AND AMMUNITION IN A BATTLE TO RETAKE "TIGER HILL," A STRATEGIC PEAK OVERLOOKING KASHMIR'S MAIN EAST-WEST HIGHWAY. INDIA SAYS IT LOST 17 MEN IN THE PAST 24 HOURS, BRINGING TO 217 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIAN TROOPS KILLED SINCE FIGHTING BEGAN SEVEN WEEKS AGO. INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEY HAVE KILLED 446 ENEMY TROOPS AND WILL CONTINUE FIGHTING UNTIL THEY PUSH ALL INFILTRATORS OUT OF INDIAN TERRITORY. V-O-A'S JIM TEEPLE REPORTS. TEXT: INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEIR TROOPS HAVE RECOVERED A HUGE QUANTITY OF PAKISTANI ARMS AND AMMUNITION AFTER CAPTURING SEVERAL BUNKER-LIKE STRUCTURES ON THE STEEP APPROACHES TO THE SUMMIT OF "TIGER HILL." COMMANDERS SAY THEY ALSO FOUND DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO A PAKISTANI MAJOR AND SEVERAL HIGH-FREQUENCY RADIOS OF THE TYPE USED BY PAKISTANI TROOPS. PAKISTAN DENIES ITS TROOPS ARE FIGHTING IN KASHMIR, OR THAT IT SUPPLIES ISLAMIC MILITANTS FIGHTING THERE -- SAYING ITS TROOPS ARE ONLY ENGAGED IN RETALIATORY ARTILLERY SHELLING ALONG THE "LINE OF CONTROL" WHICH DIVIDES KASHMIR. RAMINDER JASSAL, INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, SAYS PAKISTAN IS NOT ONLY INVOLVED IN THE FIGHTING, BUT IT ALSO SHOWS NO SIGN OF ENDING ITS INVOLVEMENT ANYTIME SOON. /// JASSAL ACT /// DESPERATE EFFORTS CONTINUE TO BE MADE TO KEEP THE INTRUDERS SUPPLIED. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AS YET ON THE GROUND THAT PAKISTAN IS WITHDRAWING ITS FORCES FROM THE REMAINING POCKETS OF INTRUSION. /// END ACT /// MR. JASSAL SAYS INDIA HAS MANAGED TO CONTAIN THE INTRUSION INTO ITS TERRITORY, AND PAKISTAN MUST NOW AGREE TO END ITS INVOLVEMENT AND REAFFIRM ITS RESPECT FOR THE LINE OF CONTROL. ONCE THAT OCCURS, THE INDIAN SPOKESMAN SAYS, THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN KNOWN AS THE "LAHORE PROCESS," WHICH BEGAN EARLIER THIS YEAR, CAN RESUME. // OPT // RAMINDER JASSAL OF INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS INDIA'S GOVERNMENT DOES NOT BELIEVE THE CONFLICT NOW CONTAINED IN KASHMIR WILL WIDEN. INDIA, HE SAYS, WANTS PEACE IN SOUTH ASIA. /// SECOND JASSAL ACT /// WE HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAVE A VISION OF RELATIONS WITH ALL OUR NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES -- IT IS NOT JUST PAKISTAN -- AND THAT VISION IS ONE OF LIVING HARMONIOUSLY IN A COOPERATIVE, GOOD-NEIGHBORLY FASHION. /// END ACT /// /// END OPT /// MEANWHILE, SUSPECTED ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN KASHMIR ATTACKED A VILLAGE EARLY FRIDAY, KILLING AT LEAST 10 MEMBERS OF TWO HINDU FAMILIES. IT WAS THE THIRD ATTACK SO FAR THIS WEEK ON CIVILIANS IN KASHMIR, BUT MILITARY COMMANDERS SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF STEPPED UP MILITARY ACTIVITY BY GUERRILLAS IN THE KASHMIR VALLEY, ABOUT 200 KILOMETERS SOUTH OF THE BATTLE ZONE. /// REST OPT /// INDIAN ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF POSTPONING OR DELAYING PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, NOW SCHEDULED FOR SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER, BECAUSE OF THE FIGHTING IN KASHMIR. ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY THE ELECTIONS WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED, EVEN IN KASHMIR. (SIGNED) NEB/JLT/LTD/WTW 02-Jul-99 9:42 AM EDT (1342 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .