I don't come with your baggage of being a Pakistani. I come from an American point of view. The same point of view as as our foreign policy. However when I state the obvious, it becomes " working for the Indian lobby".I've never seen a retired state dept employee working for the Indian lobby before (being sarcastic). Here's the end game and sadly, we are not paying attention to the history. We (The US) will go all out in supporting India for the Chinese threat. We'll outsource our jobs and business (already have worth trillions), and we'll do more, just like a real ally and an honest strategic partner does.
But, is India going to do the same???? I can bet my money on it she won't. In fact, once we've transferred advanced tech and all to be "made in India", we'll never achieve our strategic objectives from India, the way we see them today. This whole "strategic ally" is more from the US's side than from the Indian side. The Indian side is just in it for the advancement of their country.
In the next ten years, India and China would've become one of the largest trading partners. Ending the "rivalry" due to trade interests. At that time, we'll just be a powerful country who wouldn't have get the real benefits of the strategic partnership as India will think for itself before anything else. Not sure why our politicians are ignoring the fact. I'd still keep a close eye on China and be ready to counter her on our own. Like that old saying goes, the grapes are sour.
Oh, HA!!! I remember you know. A LONG time ago, one one of my posts, you (at that time with JayATL screen name), once told me "Meet the State dept. and the State Dept. meet Orangzaib". lol. Yea, I totally see the resemblance. So are you a retired state dept employee now working for some Indian lobby firm to show your real loyalty to your "true" homeland??? I bet it pays big bucks!
Do you get how stupid it looks to say I'm indian or working for their lobby, when I express the identical views that of Obama, Bush and what every future U.S. president will say?
What should be asked is why are you anti american and trying your best to sabotage what is in our best interests?
Now to the rest of your post- It's an entertaining read with lots of hopeful speculation to suit your anti Indian baggage. Thats all it will be at the end of the day.
Btw if you took my " I give up comment as some confession vs. being facetious, I can see why you are having a tough time adjusting to the U.S.policy on India.