Why does population matter? It is not like all of India's 1.2 billion play badminton all day. And I am sure neither does everyone in Singapore. It was a very disappointing day for India. However I view it as positive that so many reached this level. I believe it is due to exposure in ibl. Now many are reaching r16/qf. Slowly they will advance more. It is a good sign for world badminton that many countries are competing and not many chances for strategic walkovers.