^^Boss, you always force me to type these longish posts
Difficult to see what might be acceptable to all parties...
1. Iran's "nuclearisation" is a problem the West would rather see "go away"... The problem is the not the regime per se, nor the Iranian people.
2. How to make the problem go away? Compromise. No nuclear weaponisation by Iran, but no official admission of backdown. No official victory claim by "West", but official "permission" for Iranian civilian programme to continue. Nothing new here. Iran has been saying it has no weapon ambitions; west has been saying it does not have anything against a purely civil programme. Question is how to arrive at this compromise in a way that neither side seems to be "losing" (via leaks, loudmouth politicians, etc), and yet maintain a high level of trust in the long-term integrity of the outcome. This is where India can play a role, should it so desire. Maybe it already is ... I'm not of the view that GoI is doing nothing, will do nothing and has done nothing. Unfortunately, except for bits and pieces, we will probably never know exactly what it did. So it remains just a view
3. This is where Pakistan comes in. Contrary to popular opinion back home and on BRF, Pakistan is a pain in the ass not just of India, but also of Iran. And the latter is what is gaining utility at a time when the Pakisatan is desperate for the US to get into its knickers (and can't use the spurning of India as a lure); but there is Iran, and the Americans don't need much persuasion on the utility that the tired old condom still has in that regard. Which may also explain why GoI has been exceedingly sugary towards Pakisatan of late; it does not mind the Americans using the Pakisatan as a condom one more time (at least) as: it does not help Pakistan, generates more hate for the Pakistanis among its Muslim co-brethren, exacerbates the sectarian split within Pakistan, and distracts its attention from India for a while... No skin of a young mother India's bones (especially with a dodgy MFN thrown in);
4. But, this does not mean India will go as far as screwing itself economically (cutting off trade with Iran) to satisfy the sanctions bloodlust that is currently raging through US/EU/Arab League with regard to Iran. Nor does it mean that we are committed to it absolutely. In other words, there is a price to pay. Or we will continue to trade with Iran in whatever way possible until GoI judges that it is time to reassess or unless there is a war (which might prove to be quite lucrative as well). It does not matter either way. This might be used to excoriate us in the media for a bit, but who gives a crap. They will have to deal with us. No one is going anywhere.
Meanwhile, did anybody note the neat little trick pulled by Ayman Zawahiri? He has just called on jihadi pustules in Lebanon/Jordan/Turkey etc to move into Syria and explode. I wonder how the EU/US/Arab League feel about this. No doubt that rock solid feeling in the trousers is beginning to go flaccid.