Although since 9/11, the US-led western countries have been strengthening their counter-terrorism cooperation against the common threat of nuclear proliferation, posed by terrorist organizations, yet in the recent past, setting aside India, they have only focused Pakistan as the main danger in this regard. On April 21 this year, an American think tanks' report warned: "if Talibanisation of Pakistan continues at the current pace, Pakistan's nuclear programme and the "illicit transfer of the material pose a unique threat." Notably, by manipulating Taliban's advances in Buner, US media and high officials misperceived that Pakistan could be overtaken by these extremists who could also possess atomic weapons. In this connection, on April 22, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton clearly remarked that atomic weapons of Pakistan could fall into the hands of terrorists. Recently, although the President Barrack Obama admitted that nuclear assets of Pakistan are safe, yet he clarified that America had all options open. On the other side, Pakistan's successful military operations which flushed the Taliban out of Buner and Dir exposed the real designs of the US and Europe which only distort the image of Islamabad in relation to nuclear proliferation. In this context, Pakistan's military and civil leadership has repeatedly been assuring that nuclear assets of the country are under tight security. It is mentionable that on September 25, 2008, Obama had pledged that if elected he would encourage India and Pakistan to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and resolve the Kashmir problem to reduce nuclear dangers in South Asia. But he has deviated from his earlier commitments. Nevertheless, double standard of Washington shows that it totally ignores India on the question of nuclear proliferation as its sole aim is to de-nuclearise Pakistan which is the only atomic power in the Islamic World. Now let us know as to who is the real nuclear proliferator. In July 1998, India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seized eight kg. of nuclear material from Arun, an engineer in Chennai including two other engineers. It was reported that the uranium was stolen from an atomic research center. The case still remains pending. On November 7, 2000, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) indicated that Indian police had seized 57 pounds of uranium and arrested two men for illicit trafficking of radioactive material. IAEA said that Indian civil nuclear facilities were vulnerable to thefts. On January 26, 2003, CNN disclosed that Indian company, NEC Engineers Private Ltd. shipped 10 consignments to Iraq, containing highly sensitive equipment including titanium vessels and centrifugal pumps. Indian investigators acknowledged that the company falsified customs documents to get its shipments out of India. In 2004, when the issue of international nuclear black market came to surface, Pakistani nuclear scientist, Dr. A.Q. Khan was only blamed by America and other European states for proliferation activities by ignoring the western nationals and especially those of India. While in February, same year, India's Ambassador to Libya, Dinkar Srivastava revealed that New Delhi was investigating that retired Indian scientists could possibly be engaged in "high technology programs" in the employ of the Libyan government for financial gains. On June 12, 2004, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC), an American company was fined US $ 300,000 for exporting a nuclear component to the Bhaba Atomic Research Center in India. In December 2005, United States imposed sanctions on two Indian firms for selling missile goods and chemical arms material to Iran in violation of India's commitment to prevent proliferation. In the same year, Indian scientists, Dr. Surendar and Y S R Prasad had been blacklisted by the US due to their involvement in nuclear theft. In December, 2006, a container packed with radioactive material had been stolen from an Indian fortified research atomic facility near Mumbai. Nevertheless, in connivance with the officials, proliferation of nuclear components and their related-material has continued intermittently by the Indians. Surprisingly, despite nuclear proliferation by India in violation of various international agreements and its refusal to sign Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), CTBT and Additional Protocol with the IAEA, Washington not only included New Delhi in its joined non-proliferation goals like Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), but also signed a pact of nuclear civil technology last year, praising India as a responsible atomic actor. It is notable that in the past, Islamabad offered a number of suggestions to New Delhi to jointly sign NPT and CTBT, but the latter flatly declined. Instead in 1998, India detonated atomic devices and compelled Pakistan to follow the suit. It seems that all the global non-proliferation conventions led by the US are applicable to Iran, North Korea and especially Pakistan, while India which has played a real role in the international black market from where even terrorists can obtain these fatal weapons, is exempted because Washington has to fulfill its Asian interests through New Delhi at the cost of Pakistan. Nonetheless, if American duplicity in the matter continues, Obama's policy of South Asia will badly fail as all the issues such as terrorism, Kashmir, Afghanistan and non-proliferation are inter-related. So the right hour has come that the international community must take notice of the dangers posed by India proliferation. The writer is a foreign affairs analyst E-mail: