Irrelevant to the topic. What makes you think that Russia needs Indian products?
India doesn't produce crap, oh wait, they do. But Russia doesn't need them in any case.
India is Russia's biggest defence partner and the world's biggest importer of Soviet and then Russian arms, now you decide what importance India has for Russia.
And given the extreme Russian isolation Russia needs India more than India needs Russia, they need our local companies and need us to export critical stuff to keep their certain industries afloat.
Did you know India singlehandedly bailed out various Russian firms by giving big order for T90s and Su30mkis?
the joint project undertakings of both nations is beneficial to Russia too as they on their own cannot fund the projects neither mass produce it with their current industrial base and economy.
After India pulled out of su57 program Russia hardly produced any of those jets with no major changes or improvements.
In the next few years Indian economy and prominence in world geopolitics will further rise.
Also current Indian fledgling arms industry will mature with time, we're taking baby steps right now.
Plus why do you think Russia is trying to retain India on it's side by pitching armatas, su57s, Sukhoi airliners?
plus asking India to actively invest in Russian market?
Russia is still a major Indian ally given our past and present mutual understandings and trade in critical sectors including joint projects but it's high time that India diversifies it's defence industry with emphasis on local industry.
Indians will be forever grateful to the Soviets and the Russians for extending help in our defence industry, space travel etc.