A casual talk on shout led me to think about what the scene would have been like if India was allied with the US post independence and during the Cold War. All the historical events that have transpired because we were against them and how it would have pandered out if we were with them. Also if we were allied with the US, what would the Soviets have done? Points that can be discussed can be, 1) What would have happened to the Kashmir issue? 2) Our relations with Pakistan. 3) Bangladesh liberation? 4) Relations with China 5) Economic benefits 6) Strategic benefits etc If we see US allies like South Korea, Germany, Japan all devastated after WWII, allied with the US and reaped great benefits. Add Israel too in the list and many other states. So was India on the wrong side of the warring super power during the Cold War?