India has been bloc-free during the Cold War, they will likely try to remain bloc free, but seek access to mil tech that enables them to ward off the Chinese, even though the ongoing disputes are mostly about some near-dead mountain areas..
Dingo, I think it is worth considering the occurances of joint-training between India and Japan. Not only has Japan become a permanant member of the annual Malabar exercise, there has been a number of other times when the navies of both have trained together. Later this year, the JGSDF will be doing some training in India. I recall the two training with MPAs as well last year. There has also been growing defense relations between India and Vietnam. So there's been a fairly distinctive line appearing with China-Pakistan-Russia on one side and India-Vietnam-Japan on the other side. With that, the US naturally lines up with the latter. So its a new bloc dynamic that is unavoidable for India. A new free bloc, or non-alignment, to emerge will end up be countries just trying to balance these two new blocs against each other.