Alok Bansal

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  • Captain Alok Bansal was Member, Navy at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Balochistan: Has the insurgency Withered?

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    March 01, 2008
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Pakistan in Doldrums

    Pakistan today presents the picture of a nation at war with itself. It is not very often that one sees the armed forces of a state pounding its own citizens with helicopter gunships and heavy artillery. The inferno that had been ablaze in South Waziristan and North Waziristan for some time has now engulfed all the seven agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and the flames from FATA have set almost the entire North West Frontier Province (NWFP) on fire.

    February 02, 2008

    Gilgit-Baltistan: The Roots of Political Alienation

    Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir has witnessed a series of political disturbances and violence over the past years. Though many analysts have viewed the often-violent assertions by otherwise peaceful residents of this remote and mountainous region as occasional eruptions of the Shia-Sunni sectarian divide, a careful examination will indicate the deeper roots of alienation of the population in this long-neglected region.

    January 2008

    Pakistan's Operations in Balochistan and FATA: A Comparison

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    August 08, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Sri Lanka : Search for Peace

    Sri Lanka : Search for Peace

    Publisher: Manas Publications
    ISBN 81-7049-340-4
    Rs. 595

    2007

    Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story

    Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story

    Publisher: Manas Publications
    ISBN 81-7049-315-3
    Rs. 495 [Download E-Copy] [Buy Now]

    2007

    Pakistan's Military Operation in Fata: National Necessity or an Enforced

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    December 22, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Nawab Bugti's Assassination

    The killing of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, popularly known as the "Tiger of Balochistan" in the early hours of August 27 in an army operation has ominous implications for the restive province. The tribal chief of the largest Baloch tribe, the Bugtis, was a strong proponent of Baloch autonomy, and had said that he had been a Baloch for several centuries, a Muslim for 1400 years but a Pakistani for just over fifty.

    August 29, 2006

    Alienation in Northern Areas of POK: Causes and Implications

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    July 12, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Nawab Bugti's Assassination: Future Portents

    I have been a Baloch for several centuries. I have been a Muslim for 1400 years. I have been a Pakistani for just over fifty”,

    July 2006

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