United States President George W Bush, at a late night meeting with top aides at the White House, has approved of a plan to invade India.
The President told his aides that with the handing over of power in Iraq, US troops would shortly be without any action, and the best option was to invade India.
His aides agreed with him immediately and got about working out strategy.
Colin Powell, who has visited India many times on peace-making missions, will take over as US Administrator, it has been agreed.
CIA spies and FBI agents in India are said to have reported back to the US administration that the time was right for an invasion. The official reason to be given would be India's latest peace efforts with Pakistan, which would be detrimental to India-US relations.
The President is said to be upset with the recent anti-America statements of the new Congress Party-led government. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in a recent nationally telecast address to the nation said, ‘If it is a choice between them and us, I will choose them.'
Political pundits were perplexed over the meaning of the terms ‘them' and ‘us' but Bush's aides stated that it clearly implied the Indian government was not supporting ‘us', the US.
A platoon of US troops is slated to walk into Parliament when the House is in session shortly, and take control of the country.
A Bush aide said the troops would stay put in Parliament till the situation there improved, in an obvious reference to repeated unruly scenes in the House.