GO for a Kashmir solution and help bring stability to the region for a ticket to UN Security Council membership and fulfilling your big power aspirations. Thats the broad message President Barack Obama will be bringing to New Delhi during his upcoming November visit to India, preparation for which are in full swing in Washington DC, reported Times of India on Wednesday. The Kashmir settlement-for-seat at high table idea (euphemism for UNSC membership) is being discussed animatedly in the highest levels of the US administration, according to various sources. President Obama himself has decided to revive the process of a US push in this direction, albeit discreetly, because of New Delhis sensitivities. Key administration officials are confirming that the UNSC issue will be on Obamas agenda when he visits New Delhi. The US President is expected to announce an incremental American support to Indias candidature during his address to the joint session of Indias parliament, depending on New Delhis receptiveness to resolving the Kashmir tangle. (UNSC reforms) is something that is under discussion as we prepare for the Presidents important visit, US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake confirmed on Monday during a readout of the meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Indian counterpart SM Krishna, saying the two had agreed the 'Presidents visit will be a defining moment in the history of our bilateral relations. The clearest insight into Obamas thinking on the matter comes from Bob Woodwards latest book 'Obamas War in which top US policy-makers are shown mulling on defusing the Kashmir situation as part of an exit strategy for US from the AfPak theatre. Why cant we have straightforward talks with India on why a stable Pakistan is crucial? Obama is reported as musing at one meeting. India is moving toward a higher place in its global posture. A stable Pakistan would help. Implicit in the rumination is the idea that settling Kashmir would mollify Pakistan, where, US officials say, hardliners are using the unresolved issue as an excuse to breed terrorists aimed at bleeding India. But that is easier said than done, according to Bruce Riedel, author of the Obama administrations AfPak strategy, who has canvassed the centrality of the Kashmir issue to peace and stability in the region. In fact, the solution Washington has in mind (also proposed by Riedel) is likely more palatable to New Delhi than to Islamabad. Its on the same lines of what Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf broadly agreed on before the latter was turfed out of office: The Line of Control would become the international border, but it would be a soft, permeable border, allowing Kashmiris on both sides to move back and forth. The rest - safeguards, procedures, etc - is a matter of detail. President Obamas strategy for dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan always needed a Kashmir component to succeed; that need is becoming more urgent and obvious now. His trip to India in November will be a key to addressing it, Riedel said in a recent commentary. India cannot become a global power with a prosperous economy if its neighbour is a constant source of terror armed with the bomb. A sick Pakistan is not a good neighbour, he added, echoing Obamas words (Woodwards book also suggests he influenced Obamas thinking). Virtually setting the agenda for Obamas India visit, Riedel says Obamas challenge is to quietly help Islamabad and New Delhi work behind the scenes to get back to the deal Musharraf and Singh negotiated. He will have a chance to work this subtly when he visits India in November, he writes.