India: Kashmir troops down

India's troop levels will be slashed in Indian-administered Kashmir if there is an end to violence, the prime minister's spokesman says.

The comments came after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with five moderate separatist leaders in Delhi on Monday.

Ahead of the meeting, 13 people were killed in three separate incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir.

More than 40,000 people have died in 14 years of insurgency in Kashmir.