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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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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.

June 15, 2023

Snapshots of Life in Myanmar’s IDP Camps

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The Diplomat captures how those who were forced to flee their homes cook, eat and play in camps for the displaced in Chin State and Sagaing Region.
June 06, 2023

India Apprehended American, Canadian Nationals Crossing Border Into Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
While it was difficult to ascertain if foreign nationals were inside anti-junta training camps, The Diplomat identified three people from India, Thailand, and the U.S. outside camps at different locations.

June 01, 2023

Kalay: A Case Study of Resistance in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The city in northwestern Myanmar was one of the first to see anti-coup protests – and also among the first to see pitched battles between resistance fighters and the military.
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.

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