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Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. 

Rajeev Bhattacharya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. He has worked with The Telegraph, The Indian Express, The Times of India and Times Now, and was the managing editor of Seven Sisters Post. He is a Chevening Fellow and author of “Rendezvous With Rebels: Journey to Meet India’s Most Wanted Men” and “Lens & The Guerrilla: Insurgency in India’s Northeast.” He reports on India’s northeast and its border regions with Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh.

Posts by Rajeev Bhattacharyya
May 22, 2023

Massacre in Myanmar’s Kalay Jail

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A quarrel between prison guards and inmates culminated in a massacre that killed nine inmates, an eyewitness told The Diplomat.

May 13, 2023

Chin National Front Leader: Myanmar Military Regime Will Fall in 3 Years

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Dr. Sui Khar firmly believes that the military regime in Myanmar will be defeated by the opposition forces within three years.
May 09, 2023

Great Escapes From the Clutches of the Myanmar Junta

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Five people who braved bullets and landmines to make it to safety share their stories with The Diplomat.

April 26, 2023

The Children Fighting in Myanmar’s Civil War

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The NUG has issued a directive against engaging children in combat operations. Some groups that are not its affiliates continue to deploy children as fighters.

April 18, 2023

The Ghost Town of Thantlang in Myanmar’s Chin State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Since control over this strategic town will give the military an advantage, it is being relentlessly bombed – displacing the entire population.

March 17, 2023

A Community From India’s Northeast Finds a Home in Israel

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Around 4,000 people of the Bnei Menashe, one of 10 lost tribes of Israel, have emigrated to Israel.
March 12, 2023

BJP Retains Hold in 3 States of India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Election results show that the party has consolidated the inroads it began making in the region only a few years ago.

February 21, 2023

Why Did Bangladesh’s Kuki Chin Flee to India’s Northeast?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Military operations to rid the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Islamist extremists targeted their suspected local allies, including Kuki Chin militants.

February 03, 2023

Why Has India Missed Deadlines For Fencing the India-Bangladesh Border?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Fencing of the 4,097-km-long border began in 1986 but a 952-km-long stretch remains to be fenced.

January 05, 2023

Assam Moves to Combat Increasing Crimes Against Women

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The rate of crime against women in Assam is more than double the national average. What's behind the recent surge?

January 04, 2023

Rohingya Refugees Are Departing for Southeast Asia in Increasing Numbers

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
While some travel overland from Bangladesh to Thailand, others are embarking upon dangerous and often deadly ocean voyages.
December 07, 2022

Assam Awaits Supreme Court Ruling on Citizenship

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Local groups had petitioned the apex court for a change in the cut-off year to determine citizenship.

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