Given that the Indians are developing their own version of GPS, adding the Russian one may be more political than practical.
Nail on the head!
Its called "The New Irac", as distinct from Iraq. I
hina and they are forging a military alliance with the capability of "standing up to the West" or any other force that may present itself - but the real reason is for the three countries to be able to park military assets near the borders of any country they want to subdue with political influence (trade agreements, energy resources and political alliances) - according to rumour.
With France already in bed with Russia what this boils down to is basically standing up to North America, Australia and one or two European countries. The game at the moment is playing those countries which could go either way and who represent formidable partners, ie. Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.
The West no longer possesses military dominance (for the first time in modern history) so watch out for the new world order!
A Merry Christmas one and all!