Profile

You are here

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • 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

    Select Publications

    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy's column on Japan's response to COVID-19 pandemic, titled 'Coronavirus pandemic, slow to hit Japan, is yet another crisis that challenges country’s resilience', has been published in The Indian Express on April 08, 2020.

      Japan’s case-by-case approach to the reopening of schools by regional authorities has been criticised. There have been calls for a strict lockdown before it is too late to avert the same fate as Italy, Spain and the US, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      April 08, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy's article on COVID 19, titled 'Remaking the future' has been published in The Indian Express on March 25, 2020.
      COVID-19 is creating inflection points for the global economy, will bring changes that will be lasting in healthcare, security, governance, writes Amb. Chinoy

      Read Complete Article

      March 25, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Iran, titled ‘A crisis-hit Iran at the crossroads’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on March 17, 2020.

      The coronavirus pandemic creates fresh possibilities for cooperation between the West Asian nation and its neighbours, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      Read Complete Article [+]

      March 17, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on President Donald Trump’s India visit, titled ‘Trumping the naysayers’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on February 26, 2020.

      President Trump’s India visit indicates that bilateral relations are set to deepen to mutual advantage, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      Read Complete Article [+]

      February 26, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neighbourhood policy, titled “Modi’s neighbourhood policy is predicated on his ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ vision for inclusive growth” has been published in The Indian Express on February 21, 2020.

      India has promoted regional cooperation in South Asia in a spirit of generosity, without insisting on reciprocity, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      February 21, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India’s stand on US-Iran tensions, titled ‘India cannot afford to take sides in US-Iran tensions. But New Delhi must activate its regional diplomacy’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on January 14, 2020.

      India cannot afford to take sides. Energy supplies and the safety and security of its vast diaspora in the Gulf are of utmost importance. India has a substantial Shia population too, with sympathy for Iran, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      January 14, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed on US-China rivalry, titled ‘Spotting an opportunity in changing fundamentals’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on January 06, 2020.

      The Op-ed analyses whether the growing rivalry between the United States and China could spell a strategic moment for India.

      Read More[+]

      January 06, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece on Gen. Bipin Rawat's appointment as India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), titled ‘CDS appointment step towards seamless coordination in higher defence management’ has been published in The Indian Express on December 31, 2019.

      In General Bipin Rawat, the government has chosen a seasoned COAS who, as the senior-most of the three chiefs, spearheaded far-reaching reforms in the organisational structure and war-fighting capabilities of the Army, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      December 31, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on the Indo-Pacific, titled ‘Navigating the Indo-Pacific’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on December 17, 2019.

      India must negotiate growing Chinese presence in the region. Its relationship with Japan, the Quad, will also remain central to Act East policy, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      Read Complete Article [+]

      December 17, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India and China’s role in Asia’s growth, titled ‘An Asian engine driven by India and China’ has been published by ‘The Hindu’ on December 09, 2019.

      The region’s rise is linked to peace and stability; cooperation rests on a compact between the two countries, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      Read Complete Article [+]

      December 09, 2019
      IDSA News

    Pages

    Top