London, 3 November 2010: Barring the unseemly haste with which India has signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) with the IAEA, because it contradicts the new Indian law on nuclear liability, and could pose future problems, Delhi has acted with generic sobriety in regard to the upcoming Barack Obama state visit. There is no evidence of the breathless excitement, even though this writer is sitting thousands of miles away, that accompanied the visit of the previous US president, George W.Bush, even if largely in official circles. This is to the good, and it will shortly be explained why.