India and China have a huge mountain range barrier to blunt/slow any attacks. Russia has no such barrier. Wouldn't it be very foolish for Russia to open up vast resource rich portions of Russian territory to conquest by making a current ally into an enemy? Chinese are happily paying Russians huge sums for those resources. Of course from an Indian point of view it is much better that Russians lose something than Indians lose something.
“I suspect that the S-400 decision largely was the result of Russia deciding to punish China for its actions against India, and to demonstrate to New Delhi that Moscow can still be trusted to support its interests,” Grossman said.
Hahhaha. Moscow wishes to "punish China for its actions against India"??
Where do they dig up these clickbait generators?
Putin probably had a hearty chuckle at IA's ongoing beta-male tactics against PLA's land grab. Putin will keep selling weapons to Indians for billions. China will keep beating India with $10 sticks. Beijing and Moscow are playing Delhi like the fool she is.