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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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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.

July 09, 2021

Myanmar Nationals Fleeing Coup Find a Home Away From Home in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Local NGOs and residents are providing the refugees support.

June 22, 2021

New Highs in Narcotics From Myanmar Flooding Assam

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Brown sugar, Heroin no 4 and Yaba top the narcotics flowing into India from Myanmar

June 08, 2021

‘Twitter Storm’ Demands Greater Focus on India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Indians took to Twitter to demand the Northeast be covered in a dedicated chapter in state-commissioned textbooks.
May 26, 2021

Over 6,000 Myanmar Nationals in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Local reports from Mizoram and Manipur put the number of refugees at close to 7,000.

May 14, 2021

India’s Air Force Steps Forward as Citizens Scramble for Oxygen

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The Indian Air Force so far has carried out 98 sorties from 11 countries to airlift oxygen-related supplies and other equipment for use back home.
April 23, 2021

Illegal Areca Nut Trade Triggers High-Level Probe in India

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The cross-border smuggling trade is alleged to high backing from politicians, especially in Assam.

April 15, 2021

A Rohingya Girl Stuck Between Three Countries

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The 14-year-old was about to be deported to Myanmar from India when authorities refused to admit her back. Meanwhile, she wants to be reunited with her parents in Bangladesh.

March 19, 2021

Central and State Governments in India Wrangle Over Refugees from Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
New Delhi has refused to take steps that would antagonize the Tatmadaw following its February 1 putsch. Refugees fleeing Myanmar may well serve as a test for India.

March 08, 2021

In Photos: China and India’s Pangong Lake Disengagement

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
After false starts China-India military disengagement in the northern and southern banks of the Pangong Lake is finally over. This is how the process looked.
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