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Indian PM Visits Jammu, Reviews Kashmir Security Situation

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reviewed the security situation in Indian Kashmir on the second and final day of his visit to the disputed territory.

Officials say top security commanders briefed Mr. Singh Thursday in Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir. They say the commanders told him that infiltration of militants from neighboring Pakistan has gone down sharply in the past year.

Muslim militants opposed to Indian rule have staged an insurgency in Kashmir for the past 15 years.

On Wednesday, Mr. Singh said he is ready to meet with anyone who wants to end violence in Kashmir.

But he said he will not accept any Pakistani proposal that involves redrawing the line of control that separates Indian- from Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. The two South Asian neighbors each claim the entire territory.

India withdrew 1,000 troops from Kashmir Wednesday, with more expected to follow. Pakistan called the move a positive step.