India\u2019s biggest stock exchange is keen to buy a 25 percent stake in Dhaka Stock Exchange, rivaling an offer from a Chinese bourse. \u201cWe are well positioned to help grow the Bangladesh market and the exchange, given our experience and track record,\u201d Vikram Limaye, chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange, said in a phone interview on Thursday. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange has offered 22 taka per share to buy 25 percent of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, Rakibur Rahman, a director at the DSE, said by phone last week. That\u2019s higher than the NSE\u2019s 15 taka per share bid. The bourse will hold a meeting on Feb. 19 to finalize its pick before sending the proposal to the nation\u2019s securities regulator. \u201cThe process is still on and we\u2019re hopeful,\u201d Limaye said. \u201cIndia and Bangladesh have a strong relationship. We hope that it will help us contribute to the development of markets. India is trying to match the Chinese exchanges expanding clout over south Asian bourses. The China Financial Futures Exchange Co., Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and two local financial institutions bought a 40 percent stake in the Pakistan Stock Exchange in December 2016. The NSE accounts for more than 80 percent of all stock market trading in India. \u201cWe will approve the highest and best offer taking into account Bangladesh\u2019s interests,\u201d Saifur Rahman, executive director and spokesman for Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, said by phone on Wednesday.