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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 “ULFA: The Mirage of Dawn” (2023), “Rendezvous With Rebels: Journey to Meet India’s Most Wanted Men” (2014 ), “Lens & The Guerrilla: Insurgency in India’s Northeast” (2012),  and Paresh Baruahr Sandhanot ( 2013 and in Assamese).  He reports on India’s northeast and its border regions with Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh. Follow him on X.

Posts by Rajeev Bhattacharyya
December 06, 2023

What’s the Buzz at the India-Bangladesh Border Fence?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
India has decided to install beehives along its eastern frontier to curb infiltration and deter smugglers and traffickers.

December 01, 2023

Where the Myanmar Junta Fears To Tread

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Visits to four different locations in Myanmar, all in varying stages of control by resistance groups.
November 27, 2023

Unforgettable Episodes From a 21-Day Covert Assignment in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Crossing a military camp, smoking a ‘COVID-19 cigarette’ and narrowly escaping being mowed down by a truck: The Diplomat’s Rajeev Bhattacharyya shares his experiences.

November 13, 2023

Non-Combatant Women of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Their role in the anti-junta resistance is crucial but not known widely.

October 27, 2023

Myanmar Has Had Anti-Junta Uprisings Before. The Spring Revolution Is Different.

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The current resistance is led by tech-savvy middle-class youth who have tasted democracy and will not rest till it is restored.

October 16, 2023

Meet the Extraordinary Fighters of Myanmar’s Resistance

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
They include former teachers, a fighter who was shot three times, and another who lost his hand making weapons. All are undaunted and determined to end military rule.
October 04, 2023

An Inside Look at Myanmar Resistance Groups’ Weapons Manufacturing Factories

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Local units producing an array of small arms, mortars and ammunition have mushroomed in Sagaing Region.

September 30, 2023

The Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Families are fragmented, people are struggling for jobs and education. Essential commodities are scarce, and their prices are skyrocketing.

September 16, 2023

Myanmar Junta Will Be Toppled, Say Soldiers Captured by Resistance Groups

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Two Myanmar security forces captured by resistance groups made some startling revelations about working conditions in the government and their perception about the ongoing conflict. 

September 03, 2023

The Lives of Children in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Amid the nationwide conflict between the military junta and its opponents, the situation for the country's young is bad – and getting worse.

September 01, 2023

The Women of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Women play crucial roles in Myanmar's anti-coup resistance, as fighters, fundraisers, and activists.
August 24, 2023

Resistance Medical Teams Brave Bombs and Bullets to Provide Healthcare in Myanmar’s Chin State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
With the state absent in many areas, doctors and nurses who were working in hospitals before the coup have stepped in to provide treatment in NUG facilities.

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