Congress was slow to fully appreciate the possibilities in cooperation with the pro-India government in Dhaka. They finally came around to giving Dhaka $1 billion in credit, as an after thought but not much else.
The Modi machine has been different.......it seems to have accelerated the cooperation.
My only prayer is that whilst nations sign FTA's with their immediate neighbors....FIRST, India strangely is signing future FTA's with further away nations.
Bangladesh is India's largest trading partner in South Asia, and this fact should be reinforced with a FTA's between the two friends as soon as possible. A basic FTA's first, and a more sophisticated one later.
Other areas of cooperation are enormous which I have been meaning to address, and will do so soon.