"US needs India more than India needs US."
They are not going to
"This entire episode is a response of the US, to India refusing to play ball with them in the Russia-Ukraine war."
32 countries have abstained from voting in the UN. 6 have supported Russia. The sanctions have set a price limit on crude per barrel. India is abiding by that.
An indictment is not a hogwash. They are going to produce Gupta in court and he is going to confirm all that is in the report. We will find out then how idiotic RAW agents are.
There are multiple assassinations of anti India individuals going on in various parts of the world. This could only be possible from an Indian government agency.
You have admitted that Gupta is a drug dealer. The Gujarat police have checked and there is no file on him. The Americans are going to tell the Indian govertment exactly which police station has the file on him. They will get the information from Gupta. Then they are going to ask to interact with the DCP controlling that police station.
The Pacific islands may be one of the concessions we are having to make. Maybe not because of this case since the Fiji health cooperation predates this. Do we really want to be there. Those islands are almost halfway around the world and have nothing to do with our interests.
US needed complete sanctions on Russia and Russian energy, when that did not work out for obvious reasons, they decided to pull out the Price cap. It helped us as we bought the oil cheap and resold the same oil to European markets.
Again, Gupta is a drug dealer who will admit to anything, it is up to you if he is to be taken seriously. The Russian sanctions have failed BECAUSE India and China decided to outright ignore it. There is a reason the Global south is looking up to us.
The Pacific Islands is an entirely different ball game, the Chinese are heavily invested in that area. Countries like Fiji are already using Chinese funds to develop and upgrade Ports and shipyards. The Chinese are also heavily involved in Solomon Islands, to the point that the Islands police and security is probably shifting from Australia to China. The Chinese for years claimed they were only developing ports in Djibouti until within 1.5 years they ended up with a military port and infrastructure. India has FIPIC organization to deal with Pacific Island Nations, The US needs to work WITH India to counter/remove Chinese influence there. There is no way US will ask concessions from India when it comes to Pacific Islands. If Chinese succeeds in enslaving the Pacific Island nations there through Debt Trap, then Australia will be f**ked. The US needs the Indian economy and Industry to invest there to counter China.