I know only a handful of Indians, and from what I gather, they(or family) travel back and forth fairly often. Why not try to find someone to bring you some from the states(or any other country). Work some kind of arrangement where you pay for one piece of excess luggage for them in exchange for bringing your supplies. You get your gear and they get to take more stuff back to their family/friends/etc. If you pay attention, you'll see that people on international flights, almost ALWAYS, carry a lot of stuff! If you plan it right, you would have to do this only once a year. I'm actually considering this, but in the other direction, to get something from India. There is an asthma medicine that in the states would cost me $480 and $9 in India!!!