India is pragmatic. Much as China.
Nothing novel here. It's pragmatism.
More than often, Russia and China do not look at the matters commonly. Russia has been wary of China's potential influence in Central Asia, hence invited India into the SCO. In the Arctic, invited Japan and SK into the Arctic Council.
US spent in one year about 50 billion USD in Ukraine war efforts. That's acceptable. Even China spent several times more for tests and lockdowns during its COVID craze.
What matters is the ROI. From US perspective, a weakened Russia is worth several tens of billion dollars, apparently.
And human wave. Very much what Russia does today.