Mindstorm , one of the technical reasons that the IAF has given for selecting the Chinook is the ability of the Chinook to address the problem of "white out" ( in high altitudes) - which is addressed by the ability of the Chinook to fly in IFR conditions, with sensors to probe the clearance and distance from high obstacles.
The mi-28N has full all weather terrain avoidance capacity... I rather suspect the Mi-26 could be fitted with terrain avoidance radar equipment if it hasn't got it already.
Encourage Indian military officers to pass out from US military academies , constantly bombard them with training exercises which is a perfect platform to showcase their latest military hardware , and most importantly enter into JVs with the Indian Pvt. sector to sell there wares in India . I find absolutely no reason why Russia cannot adopt similar strategies . I did speak with a Russian military official on this and the response was Russia is happy with it's performance in India .
It seems to me you don't understand the problem. The US is not taking business away from Russia, it appears to be taking business away from France.
India has never bought all Russian stuff. When they have been buying some American stuff it has been on merit like the Apache, or the C-130 (because the An-70 is not in service) and the P-8 (because there is no Russian in production equivalent) and the C-17 (because the Il-476 is not in production yet either).
The issue I have is with the MRCA program where the reason for not selecting the Mig-35 was because they already had too many Russian aircraft in service. The Mig-35 met all the requirements of the tender and was a fraction of the cost of the aircraft that was finally selected. The whole thing was a huge waste of money for Mig that it will never get back. India basically damaged Mig because it wanted its competition to look fair and balanced even though it clearly never was.
Now they are pretty much doing the same to Mil.
It would be like putting out a tender for a super carrier and choosing a Charles De Gaul carrier instead of a Nimitz class because the French carrier was cheaper to buy. Perhaps if there was clarity at the start of the competition Mil would not have wasted time and effort bidding for a competition it was clearly never going to win.
Of course having said all that, if the Indian military is true to its word that those that have lost have lost to prevent a Russian monopoly in fighters and helicopters then these decisions against Russian aircraft should make remaining tenders more likely to succeed.
Not that that will help Mil or Mig.