I don't have a very big circle because all of my real life friends almost are out of the country. The only person I can call a true "friend" in that sense is my PA. I have a LOT LOT of "acquaintances" but my standards are a bit too Stalinist- I'd take a bullet shot for my buddy but I'd expect the same in reciprocation. I always value friendship as comrades, so I expect them to put me on top priority not second priority etc after family or what not- AND I WOULD RECIPROCATE.
U can't find that mental makeup in India too much, more so in Eastern Asia or w/ Africans.