Well that is BJP India 2020.India could also have benefited from that attitude. Do you see the Russians doing that? They are quite prideful, but they still allow Chinese construction companies into the expansion of the Moscow subway, or use Chinese tools in the Zvezda shipyard, or even acquire Chinese marine diesel engines for their Buyan class corvettes. Now they know in the long term they will want to do it by themselves, if possible, but they don't kneecap themselves by wanting to bootstrap their economy from out of thin air like India does oh so often.
Russia has tried to integrate economically with India and China both. All those trilateral meetings. Eclipsed like that for mere political chicanery. A line in the middle of a desert. Which rock you have in the Himalayas. It gets tiresome. There is no reason to escalate. It is plain dumb. The best path for India is strategic ambiguity it is as simple as that.
This India snubs Russia's invitation to Kavkaz 2020 in Sept over 'Covid-19' (but we know its actually about China and some rocks in the himalayas). But before this, India had no problem doing joint naval exercises with the US in the Indian Ocean in July. Even despite at that time, the USA is the no.1 Covid-19 afflicted country in the world and have suffered Covid-19 cases among Navy personnel.
This India demanded Russia to hasten S-400 delivery. But then later announce an arms import restriction. Much of it being Russian arms imports.
This India wants to join the Quad. A loose alliance of countries hostile not only to China, but also to Russia. Then has the audacity to consider inviting Russia to join it.
India is trying to spoil the BRI, where Russia, China, and many countries have huge stakes. Over the same Himalayan rocks its trying to claim from Pakistan and China.
This is a country where its top leader says that cloud cover can hide IAF jets from Pakistani Radar.
This India is not lead by mature leaders, but by buffoons whose level of intellect is comparable to school children. The only country that knows how to treat them like kids is the USA. Offer them some candy and cheerlead them. And so easily, they are manipulated like the kids they are by good old Uncle Sam.