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  • Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

    Director General
    Email: 
    dg.idsa@nic.in
    Phone: 
    +91 11 26146831

    Amb. Sujan Chinoy is the Director General of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi since 2019. A career diplomat from 1981-2018, he held several important diplomatic assignments, including as Ambassador to Japan. He is a specialist on China, East Asia and politico-military and security issues. He anchored as a team leader the CBMs/peace and tranquillity issues related to the India-China boundary dispute between 1996 and 2000. On deputation to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) from 2008-2012, his expertise covered external and internal security issues including the extended neighbourhood of the Indo-Pacific. He has served as Consul General in Shanghai and Sydney and has extensive experience in trade, investment and economic issues.

    He was the Chair of the Think20 engagement group for India’s G20 Presidency. He regularly contributes to newspapers and journals, besides lecturing in India and overseas.

    He schooled at the Rajkumar College (Rajkot), read English Literature at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Gujarat, and gained his Master of Business Administration from Gujarat University in Ahmedabad. He has an advanced Diploma in Chinese (Mandarin) from the New Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was an Exchange Student at the Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka in 1978.

    He is fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin) and conversant in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Arabic, Urdu and French-Creole. He also speaks Hindi and Gujarati.

    Addresses / Remarks

    Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy at Webinar hosted by the Embassy of India in Mexico on India-Mexico Relations
    National Security (Defence & Security Challenges posed by China and Pakistan)
    Welcome Remarks by Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy | 4th West Asia Conference
    Opening Remarks by Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy | 12th South Asia Conference
    Amb Sujan R. Chinoy on 'Managing Global Commons' at the 7th Indian Ocean Conference-IOC 2024 @Perth
    Amb Sujan R. Chinoy on 'The New Wars: Policies, Practices, and Preparation' @Raisina Dialogue 2024

    Select Publications

    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘From Kautilya to Immanuel Kant: Lessons for a world at war’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 23 May 2024.

      The article highlights the relevance of Immanuel Kant's ideas and India's ancient wisdom and teachings in devising a new moral compass for a global order in disarray.

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      May 23, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece ‘What Putin’s rejig in Kremlin mean for relations with Delhi’ has been published in Hindustan Times on 20 May 2024.

      The piece analyses the recent shuffle in Kremlin by President Putin. From India's point of view, most significant is the departure of Nikolai Patrushev, long-standing Secretary of the Security Council of Russia (National Security Advisor).

      May 20, 2024
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2024
      • ISBN: 978-81-968722-2-9 ,
      • E-copy available
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    • Good morning! General (Gen) Anil Chauhan, (Lt) Gen Bansi Ponnappa, (Lt) Gen Suchindra Kumar, (Lt) Gen Ata Hasnain, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great privilege for me to be invited this morning to be a part of the 5th General K.V. Krishna Rao Memorial Lecture. It is truly a great honour for me. I did have a chance to meet the legendary General in 1982, at a social event organised by Gen S.K. Sinha. It was the only time I met Gen Krishna Rao in flesh and blood, but I have heard a great deal about him and his outstanding attributes.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s chapter ‘Japan: An Anchor in India’s Economic Transformation’ has been published in Pradeep S. Mehta, Anil Wadhwa and Advaiyot Sharma’s edited book ‘Economic Diplomacy: India’s Ascendancy in the 21st Century’.

      As two of Asia’s largest democracies, India and Japan have shared values that emphasise openness and transparency, rule of law, freedom of navigation and commerce in the Indo-Pacific Region, writes Amb Chinoy.

      April 19, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Atmanirbhar in defence’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 03 April 2024.

      The transformation underway in the defence industrial complex has set the stage for multiple stakeholders to rally and promote domestic technological innovation, says Amb Chinoy.

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      April 03, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Defence Leads Drive to Innovate & Make in India’ has been published in New Indian Express on 29 February 2024.

      The article analyses significant strides made by India in recent years through reforms to promote innovation, 'Make In India' and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' in the defence sector.

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      February 29, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Tech Wars or Old Battlefields: Lessons from the Recent Conflicts’ has been published by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on 21 February 2024.

      Today, network-centric warfare has taken centre stage. Artificial intelligence (AI), space and cyber realms are fusing with sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and beyond-visual-range (BVR) weapons on the modern battlefield, drastically reducing Sensor To Shooter (STS) kill chains, says Amb Chinoy.

      February 21, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece ‘India-US ties: Beyond fleeting expediencies’ has been published in Hindustan Times on 12 February 2024.
      Bilateral ties between India and the US have a standalone and enduring logic of their own. The US bet on India is part of a long-term vision, says Amb Chinoy.

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      February 12, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Civil–Military Fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat’ has been published by Observer Research Foundation on 31 December 2023. Given India’s history and ethos, India must forge its own unique structures to achieve jointness and integration and civil–military fusion in the broadest possible sense, says Amb Chinoy.

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      December 31, 2023
      IDSA News

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