I have to disagree with abandoning India so Quickly. In order for japan to be sucessful it needs focus on attacking and holding the mainland. (which includes taking control of China, the Russian controlled part of Asia, and India, as fast as it can.) If Japan buys 1 or 2 IC’s on its first turn, The main land is going to be extremely bare when its Uk’s 2nd turn. So my advice is not build an IC on India but take the transport from india, and pick up the guy from South Africa, and move the persian guy into India. ( If the Japan decides to attack your Fleet so be it, You will leave the Jap fleet very weak and it will be easier for the U.S fleet to handle. )
Don’t worry about Africa, the U.S. should always be ones who control Africa. The U.S can land 5 peices on Africa the first turn.( 2 men 1 artillary, 1 tank, and a plane.) Eventually you will have to pull out of India and thats when the small uk force can A. move into the Caucus’s or B. Help the U.S control Africa.