I'm new here, so greetings from Silicon Valley! Since the election of Modi, I've become more interested in Indian foreign affairs & geopolitical strategy. CV: I'm a engineer/startup founder and Y-Combinator alum (for those who don't know, YC is a famous startup accelerator in the valley that funds startups from all over the world, including India). So if any of you are thinking about starting a tech company, I'm happy to help w/advice & connections. Having read some of the threads, I'm a bit disheartened by the perception here (by some at least) of Indian Americans as self-hating sell-outs or insufficiently Indian, and also of the USA as a racist, and inherently anti-Indian nation. Consider threads like the following: http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...si-as-an-american-wannabe.66602/#post-1002136 http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/what-do-indians-think-about-indians-living-abroad.61980/ http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/hindu-americans-rank-top-in-education-income.65637/ http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...s-like-russia-or-usa.60215/page-4#post-890778 Most Indian Americans are 100% Indian & 100% American, and see no conflict between the two. We want to support India's rise, partly out of duty (after all many of our parents were educated at Indian universities) but more importantly out of self-interest. The more powerful India is, the more power we would have as a social, political and economic bridge between the 2 states. Yes, the US has tilted towards Pakistan in the past (when there were very few Indian Americans), and still inexplicably has good relations with Pakistan and Saudi; some of us are working hard to change this, but things take time. You have to understand how US politics works, and then build allies to change policy. But it takes two to tango, and it's not comforting to see that more on here support Russia over the US. Ultimately America and India are ideological brothers. They are more alike than the US & the UK, and much more alike than the US & Israel. I have no doubt one day US-India relations will be closer than those are now. Part of the reason I'm here is to learn how to help make that happen!