There's still a deep undercurrent of mistrust.
And now you have Pakistani regulars and irregulars and war veterans Afghans, who have taken over the entire movement in Kashmir. They are waging a different kind of campaign that focuses on targeting high value objects.
While it is clear India wants to be America's friend and strategic partner, it is less obvious whether the U.S. wants to be India's friend or merely capitalize on this country's growing geopolitical importance and abundant market opportunities.
The least an over-romantic India can do ... is heed to the (former U.S. President Ronald) Reagan dictum: trust but verify.
Despite two years of peace negotiations, Pakistan is refusing to have normal trade with India. Unless that attitude changes, you can't build interdependence, which is an essential building block to any kind of political resolution of problems.
The essence of this strategic partnership is to provide a countervailing influence to China ... to act as a restraint on the exercise of Chinese power.
The global nuclear reactor and fuel business, controlled by a tiny cartel of state-guided firms, is the most politically regulated commerce in the world, with no sanctity of contract.