Syed Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times Online | November 11, 2010
President Obama's visit to India validated what Pakistan has feared for some time - the emergence of stronger trade and strategic ties between Washington and Delhi.++ The Pakistani government and military are now considering adjusting their alliances, with China as a counter-balance. ++ President Zardari's visit to China this week is a first step down that road. ++ US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan might result in the gradual suspension of aid. ++ Thus, Pakistan needs to be ready for such a development and is using China as a hedge.