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Bindiya Carmeline Thomas

Strategic affairs and defence journalist

Bangalore

Bindiya Carmeline Thomas

I have been a dedicated journalist for six years and have a proven track record in covering politics, general news stories (including crime, education and health), business profiles, and travel writing.

Specialties -- Reporting from the field, breaking news, website content development, technical writing & editing, science writing & editing, and feature writing & editing.

In 2014, I became a finalist for the Best Young Journalist category at the Aerospace Media Awards hosted in the UK.

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Resilience – The Solution to Cyber Terrorism?

As computing takes on a more ubiquitous role in both the personal and business domains, opportunities for innovation and development continue to increase exponentially. With these opportunities come increased connectivity and smarter everyday objects and of course, crippling data breaches, cyber-attacks and ransomware, aspects of particular concern as businesses collate vast amounts of data on their customers, partners, suppliers and government entities.
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Indian Army Criticised for Procuring Flawed Radios

In 2005, the Army bought 322 Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) LVM-280 Very High Frequency (30-300 Megahertz/MHz) vehicular radios for field trials. By 2006, only 178 had been delivered for testing, while the remaining radios were undelivered because of existing compatibility problems.
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India’s First Defence Electronics Policy Imminent

The policy is aimed at developing the private sector to decrease dependence on the public sector for the provision of defence electronics.
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Roketsan Magazine

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India-Russian Project Helps Boost Export Capacity

After becoming known as the world’s most aggressive importer of weapons, India is slowly building its ability to export indigenously developed weapons systems to its Asian neighbors. Although the move to exports has been national policy for some time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving the push additional steam, even drawing the attention of Chinese security analysts.
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Will Complications and Delays in India-Dassault MMRCA Deal End in Tears Again?

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The Year of Narendra Modi

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Aero India: MTA project fails to meet requirements

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Vulnerable Cyber Defence Creates Market For Cyber Insurance

With data breaches, ransomware and cyber attacks increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, the cyber insurance market is booming as well. The costs of data breaches run in the millions and take months, if not years, to recover, repair and investigate. According to an annual HP study released last week, the average annualized cost of cyber crime incurred by a benchmark sample of U.S. organizations was $12.7 million, representing a 96 percent increase since the study was initiated five years ago.
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About

Bindiya Carmeline Thomas

I began my reporting career as an intern for MiD Day, a local daily, writing features on music, theater, art and dance among other interesting topics. Two months later, I became a full-time reporter on the news team where I covered health, education and technology.

I also covered other beats such as crime, which helped me see the city in a new light as the night reporter. This allowed me to successfully forge trustworthy and dependable relationships within the necessary circles such as the armed forces, the police department, and doctors etc., giving me access to a list of contacts when needed.

During my stint at MiD Day, I filed an average of four reports everyday many of which landed the front page.

Soon after, I joined Defense World where my experience was nothing but fulfilling. I ventured into this new sector virtually unknown and have since become a recognized expert and analyst in the field.

During my three year tenure here, I successfully reported several noteworthy stories and in July 2014, I became a finalist in the Best Young Journalist category at the Aerospace Media Awards.

My responsibilities at Defense World included covering global arms sales, weapons technology and defense companies. I was also in-charge of the day-to-day function of the website which included handling the reporting and editing team, and prioritizing news and features of interest, that are likely to generate maximum website hits.

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Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Basic InDesign
  • Intermediate French
  • Elementary Arabic
  • Fluent in Hindi
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Photography