Everyone in thier neighborhood except for Pak is thier Allies (even Pak before nuclear option was always succeptable to an invasion infact happened two times in Pak history once successfully defended other time lost half the country - despite being head and shoulders above India in both per Capita economy and millitary tech- moved in disguised soldiers like Russia did in Ukraine and territory was lost in no time)
Allies like centeral asian republics are to Russia
Nepal was acting independent what happened
They recently changed their PM through political back channels without an election I believe (don't holds on this one though) (RAW pulling strings in the background)
Bangladesh, ask anyone in Bangladesh they'll tell you RAW is deeply enterionched in thier political system, infact RAW was helping the current PM stay in power by breaking the back of the opposition
What happened/ and is happening in Sri Lanka is also well known (despite having one of the best standards of living in the region)
So population is a big deal in controlling your neighborhood, which India is succefuly doing even now as recently shown in Nepal
What is RAW? I havn't heard that term before.