India’s refusal to buy into the Golden Billion’s lies about Russia’s supposedly “inevitable” economic collapse resulted in it simultaneously reviving the geo-economically game-changing North-South Transport Corridor and becoming indispensable to the global energy market by selling processed Russian oil to the West, both positions of which benefit it. Accordingly, it makes perfect sense in hindsight why India also ignored the Golden Billion’s lies about Russia’s supposed military-industrial crisis, hence why it’s actively scaling up their related ties.
Yes. From 1 million barrels/month before the proxy war forced on Russia, India has scaled up its oil purchases to 1.7 million barrels per day by January 2023, 50 times greater. And it has inspired the defiance of US orders by Saudi Arabia and OPEC, plus huge swathes of the Global South. Brazil appears an exception where the US puppet Lula is apparently toeing the US line.