India has no control about BD per capita. It could stop trading with BD but then it would also come off badly as well lol.
They would of course like to keep ahead of BD as a matter of pride but even the hardest core Hinduvta realise that an economically successful BD is actually good for India overall.
BD is the 4th largest export market now for India and could become 3rd largest by 2030.
India even stands to make a lot of money(hundreds of milllions of dollars every year) just by transit fees once hydroelectric power starts flowing from Nepal/Bhutan to BD via it's territory. The first power will flow in 2026.
All those that are against trade with India have no answer to what exactly is the alternative? One or two have even suggested Pakistan but I think they need to look at a map just to see how ridiculous this proposition is.
Anyway Pakistan is a tiny economy that is smaller than BD and the gap will grow as BD is likely to keep growing a lot faster than Pakistan over the next 10-15 years.
No wonders their views hold absolutely no sway on the ground as they are not grounded in logic and common sense.
BD absolutely must try to maintain good relations with India as then it would have this large country as a balance to the USA and China. This is something unique that BD can and is leveraging in the global competiton between USA and China.
I am with you as far as BD needs India and AL has managed our relationship quite well - but Indians wishing for a prosperous BD, I can't see that.
They don't want an extremely islamicised BD, nor do they want communal disorder on their doorstep - in these areas, AL and India's interests are aligned and, rightly or wrongly, Indian intervention has been allowed. Personally, I believe that AL has balanced this intervention well.
I also agree that india does not want to destroy BD or socially engineer Islam from BD - they know from dealing with religion in India that this is impossible. And AL would not allow it anyway as it would make the party unelectable.
But that still doesn't mean India wants BD to prosper. All countries would rather have a backwards, weak country as a neighbour, who is not a threat and which is compliant - India is no different. But Bangladeshis are not stupid and Hasina is playing their game to our advantage.