Bad blood between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan was evident at the non-aligned summit as the two countries clashed over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee tore up his prepared speech Monday to condemn Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for bringing up their bitter dispute over Kashmir.
Mr. Vajpayee went into a diatribe against General Musharraf for referring to the people of Indian Kashmir as "oppressed" people.
He said the same people cast their ballots in the recently-held state assembly elections that were universally recognized as free and fair. The Indian prime minister said the voters defied the bullets of terrorists who he said were aided and abetted by Pakistan. The terrorists, he said, killed candidates and political activists in the elections.
General Musharraf earlier asked the non-aligned countries to support Kashmiris fighting for independence from India.