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  • Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

    Director General
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    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 is 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

    Select Publications

    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘A voice for Global South’ has been published in The Indian Express on 09 November 2022.

      India’s presidency should represent the widest and most vulnerable constituencies. It can also advance intra-South Asian economic integration which is essential for India's rise, says Amb Chinoy.

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      November 09, 2022
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      India’s decisive and historic victory in the 1971 India–Pakistan War is considered to be one of the landmark geopolitical events in the history of the sub-continent. One of the shortest wars in world history, fought for a mere 13 days, the lightning campaign brought about a change in the world’s perception of India, marking its recognition as an important regional power.

      The combined impact created by the resolute people of Bangladesh and the professional approach of the Indian state, successfully converted a catastrophe of epic proportions into a victory of the people, won through their stoic resolve and the professionalism of the armed forces.

      There have been a number of books, memoirs and articles over the years that have documented first-person and academic accounts of events that marked this period of history. Not surprisingly, most were written during the period succeeding the war and after the birth of Bangladesh. This book is an attempt to evaluate events with the benefit of a five-decade time lapse. In doing so, the focus remains firmly on the military aspects of the war, accompanied by a brief account of political events, diplomacy, influence of major powers, public perception and the role of Mukti Bahini.

      • ISBN:9789390095698 ,
      • Price: ₹ 1495
      • E-copy available
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s Opinion Piece on China- Pakistan nexus titled ‘A disruptive nexus of China and Pakistan’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 19 September 2022.

      China thwarts international efforts to counter terrorism by blocking the listing of Pak-based global terrorists at the United Nations. Collusion extends to other areas too says Amb Chinoy.

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      September 19, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘A tale of American gullibility & Pakistani deceit: Why US keeps supplying military equipment to Islamabad despite its misuse against India’ has been published in ‘The Times of India’, on 15 September 2022.

      Amb Chinoy discusses the recent US decision to provide sustenance support package for Pakistan's F16 fleet in the article.

      September 15, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece on the just concluded India-Japan 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, titled ‘Indo-Japan ministerial dialogue points to deepening of strategic and defence partnership’, was published in the Indian Express on 12 September 2022.

      The spurt in ties is also attributable to the long-term vision shared by the leaders on both sides. India’s emergence as the fifth-largest as well as the fastest-growing economy in the world will definitely ensure a further quantum leap in strategic ties with Japan, writes Amb Chinoy.

      September 12, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘A Brush With British Royalty: Queen Elizabeth II and The Unique Protocol of Addressing Her’ was published by News18 on 10 September 2022.

      Queen Elizabeth was called ‘Your Majesty’ the first time. Thereafter, she was addressed as ‘Ma’am’, but definitely not ‘Madam’, writes Amb Chinoy.

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      September 10, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy paid tribute to Japan’s former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in the article ‘Why Shinzo Abe will always remain special for India’, published in ‘The Economic Times’, on 9 July 2022.

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      July 09, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Afghanistan at Crossroads’ has been published in Volume 1, Issue 2 of the March 2022 edition of Chanakya National Security Journal of India, published jointly by the Rashtriya Rakhsha University and Chanakya Centre for Strategic Studies.

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      June 30, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece ‘Agnipath is a pivotal reform for India’s youth’, has been published in Hindustan Times, on 19 June 2022.

      The scheme envisages the role of Agniveers as the backbone of combat units, paving the way for a combat-effective force, while also prioritising the resettlement of demobilised Agniveers, says Amb Chinoy.

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      June 19, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘A reform called Agnipath’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 14 June 2022.

      One of the big advantages of the Agnipath scheme is that it will open up myriad opportunities for the youth and boost civil-military fusion, with demobilised youth becoming worthy representatives of the best regimental traditions of the armed forces, says Amb Chinoy.

      June 14, 2022
      IDSA News