India has carefully steered its foreign policy to its own advantage.
Also someone mentioned "Indian tanks in downtown Karachi in 1965".
I have an Afghan colleague who claims that as the Mujahedein were pushing out the Russians out of Afghanistan they actually drove all the way to Moscow. He knows it because he woke up in downtown Kremlin ;-)
Economically, India is very important to us in the long run as you (Indians) are showing yourselves as having the capacity to be the best in the world in technology in spite of your many internal problems, like over-population. People in the US and Europe respect this a lot.
I read/heard somewhere that at about the same time there were only two cars in the entire state of Ohio and they somehow hit each other
One in ten US adults couldn't read or write
But I promise to send you guys crates of chilled beer when the fires get too hot