Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu | November 11, 2008
Indian elites are showing insecurity over India's role with relation to Washington. ++ That Obama is courting Islamabad for support in Afghanistan shouldn't be cause for worry. ++ The lack of criticism of US military action in Syria from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs is a sign of weakness; confidence is required. ++ India's response to Iran, Afghanistan, and Syria mustn't be determined by US action. ++ “Rather than panicking about what the U.S. might or might not do,” Pakistan should be engaged directly.