Thanks to MicMac80 for the pics.
I'm confident that the US and India will become closer and closer for one reason. China.
The fighting in the mountains is just a hair trigger away from going hot and both sides are getting ready for a major fight above the clouds (I feel sorry for the bastards that end up in gun battles 8K feet up!).
But the side note is the coming naval battle in the Indian Ocean. China is dipping its too far and wide and India has taken notice. Make no mistake about it. The package you see above is aimed at the Chinese Navy.
But what about Pakistan you say? Nonsense. Pakistan has a weak, and feeble navy. They're no threat. The only threat from the sea that Pakistan poses to India is landing terrorists on its coasts.
The interesting thing? I never considered it but China can be bottled up quite effectively in the maritime sphere with "partners" that desire to participate in battle against them. And that's the rub. If we could properly ally Japan, S. Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, the Philippines, Vietnam and maybe Thailand in a mutual defense pact against China then they're effectively surrounded and unable to act in the Pacific region.
We won't get that pact though. So we're back to an alliance of the willing in a battle against the Rising Dragon.