Bindiya Carmeline Thomas

Strategic affairs and defence journalist

San Francisco, CA

Bindiya Carmeline Thomas

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

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

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



Will Indo-European Defense Relations Turn a New Page?

European Security and Defence Link to Story

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.
Asian Military Review Link to Story

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.
Asian Military Review Link to Story

Roketsan Magazine

Savunma ve Havalcik Link to Story

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?

Defence Review Asia Link to Story

The Year of Narendra Modi

European Security and Defence Link to Story

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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Bindiya Carmeline Thomas

I have had the opportunity to write for some of the best defense and aerospace publications in the world over the course of my career.

As a strategic affairs and defense correspondent for Military Technology, I regularly wrote articles on a series of subjects including Cyber Security and Defence, military innovations from India and elsewhere and, conduct interviews with defence establishments and conglomerates.

In 2015, I joined MT's sister publication Savunma ve Havilcik (a leading Turkish defense and aerospace publication) where I was responsible for a bi-monthly column on the latest defence and aviation news from India. I was also Editor of SvHs prestigious IDEF Daily Magazine in Istanbul, Turkey. In my role as editor, I was accountable for churning out meticulously clean copies, reporting from the field and assisting with interviews.

Being a part of the IDEF Team is one of the highlights of my career.

In addition to reporting for SvH, I was given the responsibility of language editing Roketsan's (a major Turkish weapons manufacturer and defense contractor based in Ankara) in-house publication. My responsibilities included proofreading, ghostwriting and transcribing.

Additionally, I had the privilege of reporting for renowned defense publications such as Defense World, Defence Review Asia, European Security and Defense, Asian Military Review, Shephard Media and Aviation Week.



  • story telling
  • breaking news
  • content strategy
  • investigative reporting
  • Photography
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Fluent in Hindi
  • Elementary Arabic
  • Intermediate French
  • Basic InDesign
  • Photoshop