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Quad partners should temper Indian expectations

New Delhi's reliance on Russian weapons and limits on free speech remain concerns

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A Shukhoi-30 MKI of India Air Force is on display at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad in October 2020: if India remains a good defense customer with Moscow, it will help balance Russia's relations with China.   © Reuters

Hamish McDonald is a former New Delhi correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and author of "Mahabharata in Polyester," about India's Ambani family.

Take a look at the medal tally in the Tokyo Olympics and spot the big anomaly: After 12 days of competition, India -- soon to have the world's largest population -- had just one silver medal and two bronze medals.

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