Can you please stop this simping for two minutes and think logically.
There is no simping here. It is actual acknowledgement of the reality here in laymen terms.
They are nothing but a glorified renfri state that wants to do trade in yuan while India is busy trading in rupees with a multitude of countries.
Ok so what? What does it have to do with us?
They have a declining population and an avg infrastructure network when compared to us. Their economy is feudal when compared to us by most standards.
So are many other countries' population declining. Have you actually visited Russia? Their manufacturing and industrial base is more advance than us even though USSR has fallen more than 30 years ago. They produce more on a per capita basis indicating higher industrial & manufacturing efficiency. Their GDP per capita and HDI are several levels higher than India. On what basis do you make that comparison?
Our digital economy far outstrips anything they posses.
That I agree and I did refer to us being more advanced than them in that area.
Our trade and international reputation exceeds anything they can dream of.
Are you sure about that? Putin got the entire African continent and some South American countries looking at his propositions and ideas about a trading bloc with great interest. The Middle East countries look at him for direction despite the West's sanctions. India cannot even get that gauge of interests in trade within the same level despite its success in making the rupee as the trading currency with 18 countries. And Russia did that in the face of massive Western sanctions. If India was facing the same conditions as Russia did, India would have wilted and faltered and most of the world would not pay attention to India.
I am sorry but face it. Russia is in a different league than us. We got our own strengths but we got our own weaknesses. Russia did and went through the biggest stress tests ever in the history of the world and emerged stronger. What does that tell you?
Some of our tier 1 cities generate 1/3rd the revenue their entire country does.
Your math is completely way off on this. Russia GDP is over 2 trillion dollars. Nowhere does Mumbai, New Delhi, or Bangalore produce that kind of revenue.
Visit Moscow and its surrounding areas. Also visit St. Petersburg too. Visit the metros and railroad stations. You will be surprised.
Our surface naval capabilities far outstrips what their junk yards can produce. ISRO already with its limited budget far outstrips what they can do.
WTF are you smoking??? (I am not trying to insult you but show you my astonishment) They produce more ships than us!!! We are buying advanced frigates from them!!! They launch more rockets than us!!!! They have way more cruise missiles than us!!!! and they perform way better than us!!!!! And they launch way more heavier payloads than us!!!!! Their engines are way more advanced than the one we got. Take a look at this video about Russian rocket engines:
Please get off from whatever you are smoking and come back to earth. Or please stop watching western propaganda anti Russia videos.
In the next 2-3 years when we breach the 5 trillion mark and invest heavily in our military we will dwarf them in all other sectors too.
Ok but until then, Russia is still an highly advanced society in almost every field, just not in electronics and they are seeking to remedy this in order to reach parity with the West.
And no this is not meant as some insult but rather a blunt display of reality.
Are you sure about that? Because I feel that you are thinking about another country. What you described is not Russia but another country.
I am not trying to insult you but I need to know where you are coming from to justify the assertions you have made regarding Russia. And I am not sucking up to Russia because I am in love with Russia. I am not in love with Russia at all. I am just making sure that you guys don't fall for the western kool aid and throw everything away and go all in deep with the western world because that is the biggest mistake India can make. India needs to straddle both worlds and stay firm. Only India can grow strong and powerful and live by its own rules and conditions. That is what I want. US and the West wants India to abandon that Russian world and go completely in one world under US conditions and rules which I do not want.