Because big ticket indigenous items got full support from Govt and to some extent military also.
For now US is avoiding India from any kind of friction.
Because Chinese together Russians are kicking from all sides.
This is also an opportunity to us also.
This US Chinese duel will continue in coming decades.GoI is planning for that opportunity also.
S400 deal didnt go well with Americans.
So in a way a USSR type fate shouldnt occur to Chinese.If that happens West will turn against us.
Its obvious because after all this backstabbing Americans still have relation with Paxtan
It's gonna be a multipolar world in the future. Everybody's gonna be playing all the sides. So it's important that we get some or most of the ASEAN on our side so that we have less problems from neighbours, like it's the case with the US, and that will allow us to deal with other neighbours and powers outside our influence. The key to that is Indonesia and Malaysia.
Nepal and Lanka will eventually fall to our side. BD is headed that way. Can't do much about Pakistan, unless we invade it or it collapses, and China.
IOR is mainly dominated by outside powers, but if ASEAN falls to the Indian side, it will allow us to completely dominate BoB. It can become a death sentence to any opposition navy that enters those waters.
US, Russia and Europe are irrelevant to India's own standing in the future.