Strengthening the USA-India alliance is CENTRAL to pressuring China and Pakistan into "good citizenship."
More is occuring on this front; hat-tip FJORDMAN, who writes: What has really mattered — and most Indians, barring the leftist ideologues and those still living in the Cold War era, accept this — is that the US has come to recognise India as a regional power. Not only that, the US has come to depend upon its solidarity and support on a number of issues. This is, of course, because American national interests coincide with India’s on many counts. (More Fjordman on this issue here.)
I blogged on this in April, HERE and HERE.