Today, I got both the front axles replaced. There were two types. Chinese (3500 rs) and japanese(6500 rs).
I got the japanese ones. The inners of the axles were also torn so they were repaired. Labour charges were 1000 rs.
While replacing the axles, some transmission oil was dropped and collected in a pan to be put back in. However, I did not get that oil back in the car. Got a liter can of caltex texamatic 1888 and topped up the transmission fluid.
I wanted to change the entire transmission oil but the sales person told me that one shouldn't completely drain the oil. So, topped it up in about .6litres worth of oil. Total bill came close to 8500 rs.
Now thinking of getting the alignment checked. The mechanic said that the alignment ought to be okay but since there was axle work, I think I should get it tested anyways.