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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 Manohar Parrikar 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

    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

    Select Publications

    • This year, Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of the War of Liberation. The struggle for freedom, which started soon after the creation of Pakistan in 1947, culminated in signing the Instrument of Surrender on 16 December 1971. On that fateful day, Pakistan’s Gen. A.A.K. Niazi, along with 93,000 Pakistani forces, publicly surrendered to the joint forces or the Mitra Bahini that comprised the Indian Army and the Mukti Bahini. It was the largest military surrender after World War II. Bangladesh was born as an independent nation-state and reclaimed its identity.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘How Narendra Modi’s successful European tour is a vindication of India’s global standing and credibility’ has been published in First Post on 06 May 2022

      In a world increasingly defined by geostrategic shifts, ideological rivalry and fractured power, Modi’s India has emerged as an important global player with credibility on all sides, says Amb Chinoy.

      May 06, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Under Narendra Modi, This India Can Say No to the West’ has been published in News18 on 02 May 2022.

      A confident India led by PM Narendra Modi charts its own destiny. India builds strategic ties with western powers, but rejects their hypocrisy, says Amb Chinoy.

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      May 02, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s Opinion Piece ‘Forming government was easy, but keeping the flock together will be a daunting task for Shehbaz Sharif’, has been published in ‘First Post’ on 13 April 2022.

      Assessing the political process leading to a change in the government in Pakistan, Amb Chinoy says that new Prime Minister ShehbazSharif may find the going tough.

      April 13, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘How Imran Khan’s dangerous brinkmanship pitches Pakistan into constitutional crisis’ has been published in First Post on 06 April 2022.

      Imran Khan’s decision, an example of political expediency aimed at surviving the uncertainties inherent in Pakistani politics, is unique even by local standards, says Amb Chinoy.

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      April 06, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘A missed chance for India-China relations’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 30 March 2022.

      Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's Delhi trip could have provided a healing touch, a chance to rebuild trust. It did little to thaw the freeze in bilateral ties, says Amb Chinoy.

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      March 30, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's visit for the India-Japan Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, titled ‘A Strategic Partnership Deepens!’ has been published in India Today on 26 March 2022.

      March 26, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘How Russia-Ukraine conflict will have a major fallout on Indo-Pacific’ has been published in ‘First Post’ on 07 March, 2022.

      Vladimir Putin’s militarism could have some unexpected impact on Xi Jinping. If Putin succeeds, the pressure would mount on China, the senior partner in the Sino-Russian equation, to do better, says Amb Chinoy.

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      March 07, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘As Putin plays Russian roulette in Ukraine, Indian diplomacy treads a fine line’, has been published in ‘The First Post’ on 02 March 2022.

      There is little doubt that India should, and will, continue to maintain its voting pattern, and abstain again when the matter is put to a vote in the UNGA in the next few days, says Amb Chinoy.

      March 02, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on why India was right in abstaining on the vote in the United Nations Security Council on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, has been published in Hindustan Times on 28 February 2022.

      By abstaining from voting against Russia at UNSC, India has acted in its own national interest, as it relies on Russia to boost security on its volatile northern borders. Says Amb Chinoy.

      February 28, 2022
      IDSA News

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