Balban abandoned the policy of conquest and adopted the policy of consolidation. The reasons to do so were__:
1. Threat of external invasion
2. Internal revolts
3. Indian Kings willing to throw off the Turkish rule
4. His weak nature
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 3
The Delhi Sultanate – The Slave Dynasty: Ghiyas-ud-din Balban(1265-1287), a Turkish slave noble, was the “ruler with an iron hand” who is considered the last ruler of the Slave Dynasty. Balban adopted a policy of consolidation rather than expansion. He was the 1st sultan who strive to make monarchy hereditary. Balban provided the Sultanate with an iron-willed ruler who aimed at consolidating the hinterlands. The fourth option is not correct in this question.