Back in the Cold War (Miss those days? Don't worry, looks like there will be at least a short reprise), India was a Soviet client state, even though it claimed to be non-aligned. Now India seems to have switched sides for the upcoming geopolitical grind with the petro-dollar primed new Soviets under the anti-democrat Putin. The bipolar world of US v. CCCP is gone, but new nation-state configurations are taking shape. Will the future be multi-polar? Or as some analysts believe triploar: US/Pacific Rim/India v. EU/Russia v. China. The teams are lining up for economic and military competition in the 21st Century. Should be quite a game.