Captain Alok Bansal is Director of India Foundation. Besides, he is also an Adjunct Professor at New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) as well as the Secretary General of Asian Eurasian Human Rights Forum (AEHRF), an organisation accorded ECOSOC status by the UNESCO. He was also the Founder Executive Director of the South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs (SAISA) and the facilitator of India Policy Group (IPG) on Afghanistan for Track II Dialogues by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. He was a Visiting Professor at the Pakistan Studies Programme of Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar Academy of International Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia. He has been the Executive Director of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and has also worked with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and Centre for Land warfare Studies (CLAWS). He has a naval background and served in the Indian Navy for 32 years. He has authored a book titled Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Cross Roads and has co-edited three books titled South Asian security: 21st century discourses, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story and Sri Lanka: Search for Peace. He has been part of various Track II Dialogues and has authored numerous research papers, chapters in books and articles. He appears regularly in various talk shows on television and radio and delivers talks in various civil and military institutions in India and abroad.