President Bush has assured India's prime minister that the United States will continue to apply pressure on Pakistan to stop the infiltration of militants into Indian Kashmir.
Indian officials say Mr. Bush spoke with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee during a telephone call today (Tuesday). The officials say the two leaders also discussed Washington's push for a new United Nations resolution authorizing military action against Iraq.
Monday, Mr. Vajpayee said the United States will expose what he called "its weakness" if it cannot pressure Pakistan to stop militants from crossing into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir. He said India would review its foreign policy if U-S pressure on Pakistan does not work.
India accuses Pakistan of arming and training Muslim militants who are fighting Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. Pakistan says it has done what it can to stop the infiltration.