The BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile is a huge step forward for India and as this worthwhile article shows a potential challenge for the U.S. and China. It is impressive to see how fast India, through domestic and foreign equipment, is turning into a first rate military power. Considering some of their neighbors are Iran, Pakistan, and China, you can see why a first rate military would be a priority.
I have thought for many years that the U.S. should have a better and closer relationship with India. It would be of great benefit to both nations as India modernizes and the U.S. seeks to expand trade and counter China.