We need the government to fund strategic studies and create a think-tank that is bereft of political affiliations. The government is busy funding useless projects such as Sethu Samudram or giving colour TVs and making the populace dumb idiots. Our strategic thinking has always been coloured by ideology. Never has it been driven purely by national interest. Take the case of the Indo-US nuclear deal. If we oppose it, we are called Chinese agents. If we support it, we are called US stooges. Where is India in this debate?