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  • Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

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

    Sujan R. Chinoy is the Director General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, since 3 January 2019. A career diplomat of the Indian Foreign Service from 1981-2018, he was India’s Ambassador to Japan and the Republic of the Marshall Islands from 2015-2018, and earlier, the Ambassador to Mexico and High Commissioner to Belize.

    A specialist with over 25 years of experience on China, East Asia and the Asia-Pacific, he served in Indian Missions in Hong Kong and Beijing and as Consul General in Shanghai and Sydney. He also served as India’s representative to the First Committee at the United Nations in New York dealing with Disarmament & International Security Affairs  and in the Indian Mission in Riyadh. At Headquarters, in the Ministry of External Affairs, he served as Director (China) as well as Head of the Expert Group of Diplomatic & Military Officials tasked with CBMs and boundary-related issues with China.  He also served on the Americas Desk dealing with the USA and Canada, and as Officer on Special Duty in charge of press relations in the External Publicity Division. On deputation for four years with the National Security Council Secretariat under the Prime Minister’s Office, he worked on internal and external national security policy and anchored strategic dialogues with key interlocutors around the world.

    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. His long career includes extensive involvement in economic issues. He has contributed to Indian newspapers and journals, besides lecturing at numerous Govt. Institutions, think-tanks and universities 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

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    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Pakistan’s reaction to National Register of Citizens (NRC), titled ‘Pakistan’s minority problem’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on September 04, 2019.
      Instead of vilifying India, Prime Minister Imran Khan should first set his house in order, writes Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy.

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      September 04, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir, titled ‘Global community favours bilateral framework on Kashmir, but Pak refuses to see writing on wall’ has been published by ‘The Indian Express’ on September 02, 2019.

      Pakistan has sought UN mediation despite being bound by the principle of bilateralism under the 1972 Simla Agreement, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      September 02, 2019
      IDSA News
    • The decision to appoint CDS is an important milestone in India’s quest for complete integration of its defence forces; a significant step towards seamless coordination, better efficiency, and greater effectiveness of the national defence architecture in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

      August 29, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on China’s stand at the UN against India, titled ‘China and its quasi-colony’ has been published by ‘The Indian Express’ on August 21, 2019.

      Beijing’s hypocritical stance at the UN against India is a bid to distract from its own troubles in Xinjiang, Hong Kong. It is patently wrong to claim that scrapping of Article 370 has resulted in ‘internationalisation of J&K’, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      August 21, 2019
      IDSA News
    • While the OIC is critical of India, it remains wary of treading on China’s toes when it comes to civil and religious rights of the Uyghur Muslims. The OIC reports also turn a Nelson’s eye to Pakistan’s treatment of its own ethnic Muslim minorities. The OIC has disregarded the fact that India is a democratic and secular country, where every citizen is free to practice one’s religion.

      July 19, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), titled ‘OIC’s curious record on Xinjiang’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on July 19, 2019.

      July 19, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Given India’s evolving procurement system, efforts should be made to enhance compatibility of technology from various sources. This may require greater cooperation with the US since many of India’s suppliers other than Russia depend on US technologies for their products.

      June 26, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India-US Defence ties, titled ‘India-US Defence: Managing Trump and Triumf’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on June 20, 2019.

      Given India’s evolving defence procurement system, efforts should be made to enhance compatibility of technology from various sources. This may require greater cooperation with the US, since many of India’s supplies other than Russia depend on US technologies for their products, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      June 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India-China relations in view of Pakistan, titled ‘Why China changed its stand on Masood Azhar’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on May 23, 2019.

      A well-structured India-China dialogue may go a long way in convincing Beijing to sustain pressure on Islamabad, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      May 23, 2019
      IDSA News
    • With China now willing to discuss issues of mutual interest with India, a well-structured bilateral dialogue on regional and global terrorism may go a long way in convincing Beijing of the need to put pressure on Islamabad to act against terror

      May 16, 2019
      IDSA Comments

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