"India, as an emerging global power, increasingly is focused on issues that transcend the traditional South Asian region. U.S. policy, though, still tends to view India and its interests through precisely such a lens. Among the most important future developments will be the 'de-hyphenation' of India from the rest of South Asia, and specifically Pakistan. Indo-U.S. relations have clearly improved in the post-Cold War era, particularly in the area of military-to-military operations. This can provide an important platform from which relations in other fields can advance. While relations between India and the United States have doubtlessly improved, the war on terrorism presents a series of obstacles to realizing fully the potential of the Indo-U.S. relationship, despite common interest in a number of key areas. This is likely to be the case as long as Pakistan remains the key region at ally of the United States."
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