Why does India buy Russian weapons & can it operate well without them?

Why does India buy Russian weapons & can it operate well without them? 1

India and Russia have had a long-standing defense relationship since the 1960s. India has purchased most of its arms from Moscow, and there are various reasons for this. Prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s anti-colonial sentiments set the country on a path to autonomy and self-reliance, but defense minister Krishna Menon socialist leanings moved the country closer … Read more