The EIC had several reasons to become involved in the subcontinent. The main reason being a desire to establish trading bases for spice. In the East Indies, the Dutch had won control and wouldn't share so the EIC saw it as an alternative. The subcontinent was abundant not only in spices but in silks … Read more
It was a rich country and when the East India Company started trading with them, the Mughal Empire was not under a good control and the British got an opportunity to gain control of the country.