DATE=8/3/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=KASHMIR KILLINGS / THURSDAY NUMBER=2-265092 BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: A senior team of Indian officials has been sent to Indian Kashmir to assess the security situation following the killing of more than 100 people by separatist militants, Tuesday and Wednesday. V-O-A's Jim Teeple reports security is at an all-time high in Kashmir following the attacks, which authorities say were aimed at derailing a cease-fire, declared last week by the largest militant group fighting Indian security forces. TEXT: Home Secretary Kamal Pande arrived in Srinigar -- the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir State -- Thursday. He is to meet with a designated representative of Hizbul Mujahadeen: the militant group that declared a surprise cease-fire last week. Tensions are high in Kashmir following this week's attacks. They are being blamed on militants opposed to the cease-fire. V-O-A Urdu Service reporter Qaiser Mirza says security in the Kashmir Valley is at an all-time high. // MIRZA ACTUALITY // Security forces are alert now. They think there might be another attack from the militant side could take place in the near future. // END ACTUALITY // Indian officials say -- despite the attacks -- they are willing to talk with Kashmir separatists, without precondition. (Signed) neb/jlt/wd TEXT: NEB/WTW/ 03-Aug-2000 04:28 AM LOC (03-Aug-2000 0828 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .