i observed on indian tv via the web the process of Pm singh putting his head on the chopping block to get the india usa deal going and all the "tom dick and harry " political parties going at his throat ....and also in the recent general election there were all sort of "all and sundry " parties .... even one bhai started a "recession party " to cater to those who suffered job losses and the like at that time ...... all this compared to a one party system in china , the chinese might be surprised at the decision making process in india especially in the context of the need for swift decision making for our military. Well im not asking india to forgoe democracy , merely to streamline the process and so one top down way to do that is limit the number of parties . Afterall in the usa it boils down to just two with ross perot's party having given way after a while and in the uk it is basically just three. Alternatively some may argue that after taking into account the coalitions among the indian parties , it does boil down to just 3 merged part-groupings. we may then ask are those real coalitions or just convenience because some who were in coalition before the last election are now at each others throats being no longer in coalition. Whew! indian poilitics is really complicated to an "outside" observer like me. Second part of the question is ; Is a more Presidential style form of government better from the indian military point of view i.e quicker decision making and accountability to one man ( or Woman ). your comments and debate please.