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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
September 12, 2022

Fresh Influx of Myanmar Nationals Into India’s Mizoram State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Violent clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in the Chin state early this month triggered the exodus.

August 26, 2022

Government Cracks Down on Myanmar Refugees in Indian Border State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The arrest of scores of Myanmar nationals seems aimed at deterring others from entering Manipur.
August 05, 2022

Al-Qaida-Affiliated Terrorists in India Found With Sophisticated Communication App

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Officials say that the Ansarullah Bangla Team activists were equipped with military-grade apps made abroad.

July 25, 2022

New Research Raises Doubts Over Indian Government’s Clean Ganga Mission

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The study reveals that despite the implementation of several schemes for cleaning the Ganga River, its lower reaches remain the most polluted.

July 06, 2022

Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The grisly video may have been purposefully leaked in order to terrorize civilians and deter them from supporting anti-regime resistance forces.

June 22, 2022

Smuggling of Exotic and Endangered Species From Myanmar Increasing

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Established routes used for trafficking drugs and gold from Myanmar into India are used to transport wildlife, say Indian government officials.
June 03, 2022

Why Are Rohingya Refugees Returning From India To Bangladesh?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
India’s plans to put them in detention centers before deporting them to Myanmar is driving the reverse exodus.

May 20, 2022

Rains Submerge Infrastructure in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Will this be the fate too of roads and rails planned to link this landlocked region with South and Southeast Asia?

May 09, 2022

Drastic Decline in Insurgency in India’s Once-Restive Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
New Delhi’s carrot and stick policy toward insurgent groups is bearing fruit.

April 16, 2022

Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges are Headed for Global Recognition

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The bridges have been included in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites.

April 07, 2022

India Partially Repeals Controversial AFSPA in the Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A massacre of civilians by soldiers in December last year, which triggered mass protests against the law, prompted the government to revoke it in some districts.
March 22, 2022

Assam Arrests Indicate an al-Qaida Network in India

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The arrested men belong to the Ansarullah Bangla Team, which is linked to AQIS.

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