Kashmir: KASHIMIR Limit to Patience

The curious mountain war sputtered on. At Yusmarg, a tiny Himalayan village near Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, Indian police fought off a night attack by "hundreds" of Pakistani infiltrators armed with mortars, light machine guns and Sten guns. On the winding highway between Srinagar and Leh, a vital link to Indian forces manning the Communist Chinese border in Ladakh, a 14-man police detail guarding a wooden bridge clashed with night raiders.

Insisting that the mysterious marauders were part of a 3,000-man force of Pakistanis, India struck back last week by occupying three deserted...

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