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Alok Bansal
Captain
Born
NationalityIndian
Education
OccupationDirector, Center for Security and Strategy, India Foundation

Captain Alok Bansal is a former Indian navy officer, an author and has worked for various think-tanks in India such as Centre for Land Warfare Studies, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and National Maritime Foundation.[1][2] He is currently a director at India Foundation, a think tank in New Delhi.[3][4]

Captain Alok Bansal giving a byte to a media channel

Alok Bansal is also a columnist for newspapers in India such as The Indian Express and is an adjunct professor at New Delhi Institute of Management as well as a visiting professor at Jamia Millia Islamia.[5][6]

Education[edit | edit source]

Alok Bansal did his schooling from Sainik School, Rewa. He completed his MSc and MPhil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras and his PhD in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Career[edit | edit source]

Captain Alok Bansal served as a commissioned officer in the Indian Navy for 26 years. He was part of Indian peacekeeping operations in places like Sri Lanka, and has commanded two warships. He has been a Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington for three years.[2] From 2004 to 2009 he was a fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). From October 2009 to February 2011, he was an executive director at the National Maritime Foundation[7][8] following which he joined Centre for Land Warfare Studies as a senior fellow.[9] He has been a director at the Center for Security and Strategy, India Foundation since 2014. He is also the Executive Director of South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs (SAISA). He is also a visiting faculty at Jamia Milia Islamia in their Academy of International Studies.[6]

Publications[edit | edit source]

Alok Bansal has contributed to various reports and journals such as the report on "Pakistan’s Nationalism and Ethnic Pulls" in the Centre for Land Warfare Studies journal[10] and "Factors leading to insurgency in Balochistan" in Small Wars & Insurgencies, a Taylor and Francis, Routledge publication.[11][12][2]

Author[edit | edit source]

  • Book Launch of "Gilgit Baltistan And Its Saga of Unending Human Rights Violations" by Alok Bansal at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library. (Left to Right) Alok Bansal, Sajjad Gani Lone, Shakti Sinha, Ram Madhav, Lt Gen Ata Hasnain, Prof Riyaz Punjabi and Ambassador P Stobdan.
    Gilgit-Baltistan and its Saga of Unending Human Rights Violations. Pentagon Press, 2018.ISBN 9789386618610[13]
  • Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Crossroads. Manas Publications, 2009.ISBN 9788170493075[14]

Co-Editor[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bansal, Alok (Capt.)". International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Captain Alok Bansal | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses". idsa.in. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  3. "Directors | India Foundation". www.indiafoundation.in. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  4. "Sitemap : Defence and Security". meafsi.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  5. "Alok Bansal". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jamia - Centres -MMAJ Academy of International Studies - Visiting Faculty". www.jmi.ac.in. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  7. "National Maritime Foundation". www.maritimeindia.org. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  8. Bhaskar, C. Uday (2010-07-02). "Editorial". Maritime Affairs:Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India. 5 (2): iii–v. doi:10.1080/09733150903569315. ISSN 0973-3159.
  9. Report on “Pakistan: The Emerging Fault lines” 1 February 2012, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS). Talk by Capt (IN) Alok Bansal senior fellow CLAWS.
  10. Bansal, Alok (Summer 2012). "Pakistan's Nationalism and Ethnic Pulls" (PDF). Centre for Land Warfare Studies, CLAWS Journal: 63–77.
  11. Bansal, Alok (June 2008). "Factors leading to insurgency in Balochistan". Small Wars & Insurgencies. 19 (2): 182–200. doi:10.1080/09592310802061356. ISSN 0959-2318.
  12. "Author: Alok Bansal". www.tandfonline.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  13. Bansal, Alok (2018). Gilgit - Baltistan and its Saga of Unending Human Rights Violations (1st ed.). Pentagon Press. ISBN 9789386618610.
  14. "Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Crossroads | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses". idsa.in. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  15. Rai, V. N. (2007-06-01). Bansal, Alok; Mayilvaganan, M.; Podder, Sukanya, eds. Sri Lanka: Search for Peace. Manas Publications. ISBN 9788170493402.
  16. "Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses". idsa.in. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  17. Gupta, Virendra; Bansal, Alok; Analyses, Institute for Defence Studies and (2007). Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story. Manas Publications. ISBN 9788170493150.

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