Since then, it has become apparent from the pace of regime changes, decisions to sell U to India etc., that the timetable has been altered quite a bit.
Someone is concerned at events? After the warning from PLA in China, and their previous advice to Burma to alter their capital from Rangoon to inland and highland, they could not be surprized?
As things speed up, friction occurs and mistakes may not be so easy to recover from. The Australian American meeting was hurried. The Commonwealth meeting was boycotted by India. The U decision was a BIG surprize! No one commented on this...