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Satinder Bindra

Satinder Bindra is CNN’s Senior International Correspondent based out of New Delhi. He is responsible for the Network’s coverage of India, and the South Asian region.

Bindra has been in Delhi since 1999. Since then, he has covered every major story in the region, and has also traveled extensively on other international assignments. He reported from Baghdad on the capture of Saddam Hussein; from the Taliban bastion of Kunduz; Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks; from Kargil during the conflict between India and Pakistan; and from refugee camps during the war in Kosovo in 1997.

In the past five years, Bindra has filed stories and reported live events from the length and breadth of India: spearheading CNN’s coverage of the General Elections 2004, former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee’s visit to Washington, a devastating earthquake in 2001, and riots in Western India (2002).

Along the way, Bindra has won several accolades for his work. He has won the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) award in New York thrice: for a report on people caught in the crossfire in Kashmir (2000); coverage of the War against Terror from Afghanistan (2002); and for an investigative piece on Pre-9/11 warnings from slain Afghan leader Ahmed Shah Masood (2004). He was part of the CNN investigative team that won the National Headliner Award for its coverage of the attacks on America and their aftermath, and on CNN’s team that won a citation from the U.S. Academy of T.V. Arts and Sciences for continuing coverage of 9/11 (2002).

Bindra joined CNN from Canadian Television (CTV). Prior to joining CTV in 1997, he worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) for almost eight years, based out of Toronto.

Satinder Bindra began his journalism career in 1988 as a business reporter for India Abroad News Service in London. After moving to Canada in 1989, he joined the Canadian Press and at the same time freelanced as a correspondent for India Today, India's most widely read news magazine.

Born in India, Bindra is a Canadian citizen. He holds two master's degrees, one in Economic History from St. Stephen's College of Delhi University, and another in International Relations from Oxford University. He speaks fluent Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.


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