HAVING spent thousands of dollars for many quarters lobbying on bilateral ties and for the nuclear deal with the US, India cut down on these expenses in the last quarter, even as neighbour Pakistan paid a higher quarterly bill for canvassing support for it in America, reported Press Trust of India (PTI) on Sunday. The Indian government paid a total of $140,000 to high-profile lobbyist firm BGR during the July-September quarter this year to push forward its case in the US Congress and various government departments on the two countries bilateral relationship and issues related to civil nuclear agreement. This is down from $180,000 paid in each of the past two quarters for lobbying on the same issues, according to lobbying disclosure reports filed with the US Senate. In comparison, Pakistans lobbying expenses in Washington rose to $410,000 in the third quarter, from $230, 000 in the second.