Things are changing now. Obama does not view India as indespensible to sustain US interests. We have ourself to blame for this scenario. China has gone ahead and left us so much behind that India is no longer a worthwhile factor in international affairs. In fact Pakistan has played its cards very well has become indespensible to US.
We fool ourself that we continue to sustain US business interests by sacrificing our own interests. The The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, which the UPA govt is trying to push through, is one such example.USA needs fools like us.
Secondly Obama's viewpoint (which has been shaped by his background and prejudices) holds a very dim view about what India is all about. So, we cannot hope to occupy much favourable postion in the US scheme of things
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It is not something new. India as well as rest of the world knows it fully well that U.S.A. has a sole objective i.e. self interest. It has only permanent interest and no permanent friends or foes. The problem with the rest of the world including India is that they are not able to put their acts together. So there is no point in blaming Uncle Sam for being selfish, arrogant and manipulative. The only way out is to beat Uncle Sam in his own game. If Americans are interested in trade and commerce, use it as a bargaining chip to get maximum benefit like what the Pak has been doing now. Take a look at the reports coming from that country now. Ms. Hillary Clinton says that U.S. is open to the idea of a civilian nuclear deal with Pakistan similar to the one with India. What does it mean? Pakistan has been able to extract from the U.S. what it wants since it is in the enviable position to manipulate. If India has the advantage of being a big market for American products, let it use it for the