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Troubled History And Uncertain Future

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Author:  Col Shailender Arya

The Balochi population is small and dispersed over a vast area, the groups employ only 3,000-5,000 foot soldiers which is inadequate to fight a regular Army; the tribal and sub-tribal rivalries weaken them and there is a lack of broad tribal support for secession from Pakistan, particularly from the Pashtun tribes. Thus, the dreams of an independent Balochistan are not easy to convert into reality. The movement faces an uncertain future in the days to come.

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