Knowledge of history is crucial to correctly predict future. During cold war, there were two opposing axes in vicinity of India. (One) U.S. along with China,Saudi Arabia and pakistan and ( two) Soviet union with India and Iran. Remember, In late 70s and early 80s, USA gave high tech weapons,Saudi Arab gave money and pakistan trained Taliban fighters to make Soviets leave Afghanistan. Times changed ! The same fighters produced by this axis one, turned against its masters and are now,fighting against them. Another, very important historical fact...In 1975, US president went to China and made a secret deal with China to buy all its goods in return for Chinese support to defeat Soviet union. Since then Chinese goods flooded US markets and China made trillion dollar profit which it invested in US treasury bonds so that Chinese currency can be kept low to enable cheap export. This super scheme is coming to an end soon. US consumer is broke and can not buy anymore Chinese goods. China is stuck with US bonds and can not sell them. Pakistan is becoming more and more anti USA and more of a liability on USA as pak is hurling towards implosion. Chinese economy is NOT doing well inspite of all the US media propaganda.(my friend just visited China ..its economy is in deep recession) You need to keep in mind these facts and then, correlate current events such as US eagerness to be friends with India..Pakistan trying to be cozy with China etc etc. India is at a crossroad from foreign policy stanpoint. US is a "bottomline" nation..if India can be strong and is seen as an asset by US..Us will easily divorce Pakistan and even,China. Caution is warranted..as US is still economically deeply entertwined with China due to china's huge investment in US bond market. I think, Indian leadership is very experienced and have seen history and will be cautious making any abrupt foreign policy changes. Your ideas about this subject are invited. Jai Hind.