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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
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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.

August 21, 2023

A Chin Village’s Unique Protest Against the Military Junta in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Villagers are expanding a hydropower project on their own to show that they are not dependent on the regime in Naypyidaw.
August 07, 2023

Inside the Resistance Camps in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
What is life like inside the camps of various armed groups fighting the military regime? The Diplomat provides you with an inside look.

July 23, 2023

When the Myanmar Junta Burns Villages

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Homes once inhabited by resistance fighters are specifically targeted to send a message to residents of what lies in store if they engage in anti-junta activities.

July 11, 2023

In Myanmar, ‘Some PDFs Are Behaving Like the Junta’

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A woman resistance fighter and trainer talks to The Diplomat about the guerrilla movement and the future of Myanmar.

July 06, 2023

North Kalay Police Chief Han Thar Oo on Policing Under Myanmar’s National Unity Government

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
“Myanmar is suffering. We appeal to the world not to forget us.”
June 29, 2023

Myanmar Junta’s Drug Trafficking Links

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Efforts by the former NLD government to check drug trafficking through enhanced surveillance seem to have been abandoned after the coup.

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