DRDO needs to accelerate the XR-SAM project, if there exists one and maybe we can even cut short the S400 orders.
Of course there is. It's a family of two missiles. Possibly just 1 missile with and without booster.
Russia ain't no Soviet Union. We need to reduce our over dependence on them.
I think we are headed in that direction already. I had always assumed it will happen after 2025, but it appears Putin wants to cosy up to China even sooner than anticipated.
Meanwhile USA offering co-development of BMD systems will be a welcome alternative.
All they will offer is the opportunity to import whatever they make, while we have to pay a hefty amount for R&D as a silent partner. Anything to do with such strategic systems will have to come out of our own companies where we have full control.
The Americans have a habit of offering systems for JV to India where we have already indigenous plans, while avoiding access to technologies that we actually need.