Soumya Awasthi

Soumya Awasthi is an Associate Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Her research interest includes Counter Terrorism, De-radicalization, South Asian strategic studies, Afghanistan, and India’s defense and Strategic policy. She is particularly interested in the Deoband School of Islam in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her PhD is from School of International Studies (SIS) in Jawaharlal Nehru University on the subject “Role of Religious Discourse in Regional and Global Geopolitics: Case Study of Deoband Philosophy in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan”. She has recently co-authored a book titled “A Compendium on Terrorist Group”.

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    Articles by Soumya Awasthi

    Indian Security Agencies Target Popular Front of India

    On September 22, an India-wide crackdown on the neo-radical Islamic movement, Popular Front of India (PFI), was conducted by the National Investigative Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED), and various state