PAKISTAN/INDIA: GUERILLA GROUP FIGHTING INDIAN RULE IN KASHMIR DISPUTES NEW DEHLI'S CLAIMS OF SUCCESS
- Title: PAKISTAN/INDIA: GUERILLA GROUP FIGHTING INDIAN RULE IN KASHMIR DISPUTES NEW DEHLI'S CLAIMS OF SUCCESS
- Date: 11th July 1999
- Summary: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (JULY 10, 1999) (REUTERS) 1. MV/WS PROTEST BY PAKISTAN PEOPLE'S PARTY/PROTESTERS SHOUTING SLOGANS (2 SHOTS) 0.13 2. SV WOMAN PROTESTER SHOUTING "NAWAZ-CLINTON DOWN DOWN" 0.19 3. SV/WS PROTESTERS (2 SHOTS) 0.29 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN 4. WS PAKISTANI CABINET MEETING 0.32 5. VARIOUS PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF SPEAKING, CABINET (4 SHOTS) 1.01 KARACHI, PAKISTAN 6. SLV/SV NEWS BRIEFING (2 SHOTS) 1.08 7. SV (SOUNDBITE) AHMAD HAMZA, AL-BADAR SPOKESMAN SAYING: (Urdu) "We will not withdraw from Kargil-Drass, or any part of Kashmi,or under any circumstances. We, and other freedom fighter organisations, flatly reject the Clinton-Sharif accord. We will not bow under any condition." 1.33 8. CU JOURNALISTS 1.36 NEW DELHI, INDIA 9. WS/MV EXTERIOR SHASTRI BHAWAN, VENUE OF BRIEFING (2 SHOTS) 1.45 10. SLV MAJOR GENERAL J.J. SINGH ARRIVING FOR BRIEFING, WS MEDIA (2 SHOTS) 1.59 11. SCU (SOUNDBITE) MAJOR GENERAL J.J.SINGH SAYING(English) "Initiative for talks was from the Pakistani government and therefore you can yourself deduce what could be the motive for calling for this kind of meeting as the ground situation of the operation is well known to you.I won't like to speculate as we do not have the account of meeting so far." 2.29 12. MV CUTAWAY MEDIA 2.34 13. SV (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGH SAYING:"As far as military operations are concerned unless the enemy surrenders firing will continue, the action will continue to the logical conclusion." 2.47 14. CUTAWAY MEDIA 2.50 15. SV (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGH SAYING:"We have noticed some movement which could constitute as his thinning out from certain positions.I would not like to elaborate more on that as we haven't enough details of such activity.Yes in some places we have notices some thinning out taking place." 3.15 16. SV CUATAWAY MEDIA 3.18 17. SV (SOUNDBITE) (English) RAMINDER SINGH JASSAL, SPOKESMAN, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SAYING:"Pakistani forces have been decisively defeated on the ground, Pakistan stands diplomatically isolated and the fiction that the intruders were anything other than Pakistani regulars was completely unsustainable." 3.40 18. WIDE OF BRIEFING 3.45 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: KARACHI, ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN / NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Country: Pakistan India
- Duration: 00:03:47
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- Story Text: One of the guerilla groups fighting Indian rule in
Kashmir has disputed New Delhi's claims of success in its
offensive to recapture strategic heights in the north of the
disputed Himalayan region.
The Al-Badar group has also rejected an appeal by the
Pakistani government to withdraw from the region, vowing to
fight until the end.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held his
first cabinet meeting since returning from Washington.
On Sunday (July 11), India claimed victory against Islamic
infiltrators holed up in Kargil region of troubled northern of
Jammu and Kashmir and said their were indication of withdrawal
An external affairs spokesman said Pakistan has been
defeated both militarily and diplomatically.
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