18 October 2010: Whatever the spin by governments in India and the US, president Barack Obama's November state visit to this country will be a washout closing resembling disaster unless America seriously revisits three issues. One is the matter of publically and unequivocally supporting India's bid for permanent membership in the UN Security Council (UNSC). The two other things focus on two individuals, David Coleman Headley and Warren Anderson, who must be turned over to India in the interests of justice. Without clear and apparent movement on these issues, obviously initiated by India but actively encouraged by the US, Obama's visit will create no ripples here and become a case of lost opportunities.