NEW DELHI (Agencies) - Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram's meeting with US CIA chief Leon Panetta showed that India was 'fast becoming like Pakistan' and signalled a 'new status' of the American intelligence agency in the country, the CPI(M) alleged on Friday, reported PTI. Yesterday's meeting "marks a new stage in Indo-US collaboration. This is the first time that an American CIA chief has been accorded a meeting with the Union Home Minister in India. Apart from meeting his intelligence counterparts in India, the CIA Chief has been received at the political level, signalling the new status of the CIA in India," the party Politburo claimed in a statement here. The party said it was 'a pointer of how things have changed under the Manmohan government'. "India is fast becoming like Pakistan where the CIA and FBI chiefs meet with the interior minister and Prime Minister," the CPI(M) said. The role being played by American security and military agencies in India and "the manner in which the Congress-led government is promoting such ties should be a matter of serious concern for all those who wish to protect national sovereignty and the integrity of our democratic system", the major Left party said.