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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
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January 03, 2022

Indian Rebel Outfits Regrouping in Myanmar Again

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The Tatmadaw is deploying India's northeastern separatist groups in its fight against anti-junta resistance.
December 14, 2021

Calls for Repealing AFSPA Grow Louder in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The Indian Army’s killing of innocent civilians in Nagaland has triggered angry protests in the region.

December 08, 2021

The Unsung Indian Heroes of Bangladesh’s Liberation War

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Several police officers from Assam trained the Mukti Bahini in guerrilla warfare in the run-up to the war.

November 18, 2021

Calls for Fencing the India-Myanmar Border Gather Steam Again

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
A deadly ambush of an Indian paramilitary convoy in Manipur by two separatist groups was reportedly planned and implemented from bases in Myanmar.

November 03, 2021

Communal Violence in Bangladesh Echoes in India’s Tripura

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Violence targeting Muslims is a recent occurrence in this northeast Indian state.
October 15, 2021

Indian Parliamentary Panel Pitches for Inter-Linking of Rivers

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
However, it has sounded the alarm on the building of dams in Arunachal Pradesh.

October 07, 2021

Assam Government’s Eviction Drive Kicks Up Controversy

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The government has promised to relocate those displaced by the eviction drive.
September 23, 2021

Vaccination in an Indian Border District: Against All Odds

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Treacherous terrain, poor connectivity, and low population density makes the vaccination drive in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley extremely challenging.

September 03, 2021

The Brahmaputra’s Raging Waters Wreak Havoc in Assam

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Around half-a-million people have been impacted by the floods.

August 18, 2021

Bangladesh Remains Main Source of Infiltrations Into India

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
India’s multipronged approach to reducing infiltration from Bangladesh includes the construction of a border fence.

August 05, 2021

Why Are Two of India’s ‘Seven Sisters’ Shooting at Each Other?

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
A border dispute between Assam and Mizoram in India’s Northeast recently erupted into violence.
July 21, 2021

Illicit Sale of Kidneys is Thriving in Assam

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Demand for kidneys far exceeds supply, creating a thriving Indian black market in the vital organs.

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