India, the second most populated country with about 1,189,750,000 people, seems unimportant and too far to even matter. On the other hand the United States of America, the third most populated country with about 310,629,000 people and the forth largest country in the world, is at the top of the food chain. Very much like the wild, countries are categorized into levels of power by the amount of things they have. India, in this case has a large amount of farmable land and a growing economy. On the other hand, the U.S. has far more than India can offer, farmable land, well educated people, huge businesses, and the one thing that makes the world go 'round, MONEY.
Since 2004 India has become center of attention to the U.S. for two reasons, their growing and promising economy and their nuclear weapons. Not only was the U.S. looking into stopping their nuclear testing but government officials we looking into participating in its economy. India who has always been a very independent country wasn't too excited about this alliance with the U.S. Indian officials knew that this unity with the U.S. could bring them trouble and on the other hand they could finally get the military help they so desperately needed in oder to keep peace with their neighboring country, Pakistan.