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Dr Ashok Bhan is a retired IPS officer.  A PhD in Botany, Dr. Bhan held important positions in State Government including that of the commissioner of vigilance, Director General of Police Intelligence and Director General of Police Prisons. After his retirement, he served as a Member of the National Security Adviser Board (2010-2012).

During his service career acquired expertise in Anti- Terrorist operations, Intelligence and Anti-Corruption, Security of VIPs and Vital Installations, Recruitment and Training. He has lectured widely on subjects related to these specializations.

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Ashok Bhan
Distinguished Fellow

J&K: Need for an Urgent ReviewIPCS Commentary, No. 5239, 24 February 2017

Forecast 2016: Jammu and Kashmir Politics and SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 4985, 8 February 2016

J&K Election Verdict: For Integration, Not AssimilationIPCS Commentary, No. 4801, 8 January 2015

Floods in J&K: Hatred, Alienation and Relief MeasuresIPCS Commentary, No. 4667, 19 September 2014

J&K: Forthcoming Elections and the Peace ProcessIPCS Commentary, No. 4535, 30 June 2014

J&K: Declining Violence, But Challenges GaloreIPCS Commentary, No. 4078, 8 August 2013

On Custodial Deaths and Fake EncountersIPCS Commentary, No. 4039, 17 July 2013

Boston Bombings: Lessons for IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 3893, 24 April 2013

Book Review: Addressing the Psychosocial Paradigms of TerrorismIPCS Commentary, No. 3815, 14 February 2013

After Osama - II: Full Marks to President Obama?IPCS Commentary, No. 3366, 3 May 2011

Challenge for Leaders in J&K: Restore Shrinking Political SpaceIPCS Commentary, No. 3250, 1 October 2010

J&K: In Search of a ‘Starting Point’ to Break the ImpasseIPCS Commentary, No. 3225, 27 August 2010

  External Publications

Kashmir Calls for Course Correction, Greater Kashmir, 28 February 2017

The Kashmir Conundrum: An Interaction with Dr. Ashok Bhan, Mantraya, 20 June 2016

Mehbooba has Most Delicate State to Govern, Rising Kashmir, 04 June 2016

Tread cautiously in Jammu and Kashmir, Daily Excelsior, 10 January 2016


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