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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 ‘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
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2024
      This volume provides perspectives of scholars from India and West Asia on several bilateral issues of concern, challenges and scope for further cooperation. The authors contend that a convergence of interests between India and West Asian countries across numerous domains, coupled with India`s escalating stakes in the region, and the growing recognition among West Asian nations of India`s burgeoning economic and political influence, stand as key drivers underpinning the India-West Asia relationship. Furthermore, they have underscored that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s West Asia policy has undergone a major transformation.
      • ISBN: 9789390095971 ,
      • Price: ₹ 995/-
      • E-copy available
      Book
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s Issue Brief ‘The Taiwan Factor in the US’s Regional Posture’, has been published by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on 15 December 2023. The Issue Brief talks about the US’s historical grapple with the Taiwan issue and the need to inject clarity in its positions, particularly whether it would militarily defend Taiwan.

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      December 15, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece titled ‘Kissinger’s China Legacy is Washington’s Burden’ has been published in Hindustan Times on 12 December 2023.

      This piece talks about Henry Kissinger's legacy that haunts the USA today-his role in the rise of China as an economic and military power that is now a systemic rival for dominance in a West-designed world order fraying at the edges.

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      December 12, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General MP-IDSA and Think20 Chair for India’s G20 Presidency, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece ‘Taiwan, a Malacca blockade and India’s options’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 09 November 2023.
      There are limitations to what India can do in the event of a U.S.-China conflict over Taiwan, says Amb Chinoy.

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      November 09, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General MP-IDSA and Think20 Chair for India's G20 Presidency, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy Op-Ed piece on ‘Charting the path ahead as India gains prominence on global stage’ featured in Hindustan Times on 25 October 2023.

      The article highlights G20India presidency, Soft Power, India' leadership in Global South, great power competition and more.

      October 25, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA and Chair of Think20 (India's G20 Presidency), Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s co-authored article, ‘U.N.'s 2030 Agenda needs a reboot’ has been published in Nikkei Asia on 20 September 2023.

      Success of G20 and G7 summits can provide new momentum toward advancing SDGs, say the authors.

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      September 20, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency), Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Use of Armed Forces to quell internal security crises remains controversial’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 18 September 2023.

      The PM is right. Heavy weaponry and air power should always be reserved for use against external adversaries, says Amb Chinoy.

      September 18, 2023
      IDSA News

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