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DATE=8/10/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN - INDIA (L) NUMBER=2-252657 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD INTERNET=YES CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Indian fighter jets have shot down a Pakistan naval patrol aircraft, killing all 16 people on board. Islamabad, which says the plane was over Pakistani territory on a routine patrol, has condemned the incident as "unprovoked aggression." New Delhi says the plane was shot down over Indian air space. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad, the incident is the most serious confrontation between the two countries since they stopped fighting in Kashmir last month. TEXT: India says the Pakistani anti-submarine plane (a French-built Atlantique) was over Indian territory and failed to respond to warnings before it was shot down. But Pakistan's Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz says the unarmed plane was on a routine surveillance mission, well within its territory, off the coast of the southern city of Karachi. The foreign minister warned Pakistan could respond to what he called a blatant and unprovoked act by India. /// AZIZ ACT /// After a search of several hours the wreckage of the aircraft was found two miles (more than three kilometers) inside Pakistan territory. The responsibility for this wanton and cowardly act, as well as its consequences, rests squarely with India. Pakistan reserves the right to make an appropriate response in self-defense. /// END ACT /// The Foreign Minister says among those killed were five Pakistan navy officers. Mr. Aziz says Pakistan has sent letters to the United Nations Security Council and its five permanent members, calling their attention to what Pakistan says was unprovoked Indian military aggression against an unarmed plane. India says the Pakistani plane flew 10 kilometers inside Indian territory, and it had no option but to shoot down the aircraft. The Indian ambassador in Islamabad was summoned to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, and a protest has been lodged with him. This is the most serious incident since India and Pakistan ceased fighting over the disputed territory of Kashmir last month. The two-month conflict had raised fears of a full-scale war between the two rival countries, which conducted nuclear tests last year. Meanwhile, Pakistan has expelled an Indian diplomat (Tuesday) on spying charges. Pakistani officials say the expulsion of the diplomat [Madan Mohan] is not related to the shooting down of the Pakistani aircraft. (Signed) NEB/AG/WTW 10-Aug-1999 15:22 PM EDT (10-Aug-1999 1922 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .