Actually the way I see it is nothing really has changed from our non-alignment policy. We are working towards self reliance in a number of areas, while at the same time partnering with many nations, including the United States. In the past decade itself, we have received the following platforms (not an exhaustive list by any stretch);
Scorpene, etc, etc, etc
Infantry Weapons, etc, etc, etc
C-17 strategic airlift
M777 howitzer, etc, etc, etc
I believe India's policy makers have realized that while partnerships are a very good thing for India, alliances are best left out of the picture. India has to chart her own path and not follow or mimic what other nations do. So buy what we need to develop our capability, but that should not translate into joining into any alliance (Quad) or agreement (the vanilla CISMOA). Our foreign policy must remain independent, regardless of whatever partnerships we have entered into. Our military capability must remain free from the threat of sanctions.
Why redraw borders, when you can break the country up into smaller chunks? We did that in 1971 and I am sure we can do that again. NSA Doval alluded to that fact not too long ago. Redrawing borders also brings up the issue of what exactly are we planning to do with all those people in the redrawn border? Back in 71, Nixon threw a huff and a puff, but nothing really came out of it. We do not need to follow the accepted definition of what constitutes a major power. Take a look at China. That nation is a major power - without the assistance of America - and is causing lot of takleef for the United States. Isn't that why the Quad was envisaged in the first place? To keep the dragon in check?
I find it odd that the US Govt - led by a President who vehemently believes that there was NO collusion - is out sanctioning nations (under the guise of CAATSA) that purchase arms from Russia. And CAATSA is designed to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 US Presidential Elections. So the sole superpower on planet earth is incapable of managing a Presidential election and the American President believes that law is inherently flawed! Many of us are waiting, with bated breath, for the CAATSA waiver for India. I wonder what is taking so long. Alignment can wait. America needs to decide what it really wants out of a relationship with India and convey that to us. At the least, that is what I expect America - who granted Major Defence Partner status to India - to do.