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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 titled, ‘Modi’s resolute China policy’ has been published in ‘The Japan Times’ on June 30, 2020.

      It takes courage to wage war but it takes even greater courage to wage peace while protecting national interests, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      June 30, 2020
      IDSA News
    • A focused development plan for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which provide India with a commanding geostrategic presence in the Bay of Bengal and access to South and Southeast Asia, could greatly enhance the country’s geopolitical leverage in the Indian Ocean Region.

      June 26, 2020
      Policy Brief
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Indo-China border tension, titled ‘Untying the India-China knot’ has been published in The Indian Express on June 18, 2020.

      The border row between India and China could not have erupted at a worse moment. The world is grappling with a once-in-a-century coronavirus pandemic and a global recession that promises to leave none unscathed, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      June 18, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece on Pashtuns in Pakistan, titled ‘Trammelled Pashtun aspirations: The sad tale of another oppressed ethnic minority in Pakistan’ has been published in ‘The Times of India’ on June 11, 2020.

      Despite being the second largest ethnic community in the Pakistan army, the Pashtuns have been viewed with suspicion on account of their cross-border ethnic ties in Afghanistan, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      June 11, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Occasional Paper on US-China rivalry, titled ‘US-China Rivalry: A Strategic Moment for India?’ has been published in the May 2020 issue of Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi.

      June 04, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, MP-IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s leadership, titled ‘The dimming of a Chinese strongman’s aura’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on June 01, 2020.

      The alienation by China of a sizeable section of the international community and public criticism of Mr. Xi, including in the Chinese social media, suggest that the sun may have reached its zenith, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      June 01, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, MP-IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Covid-19 and India Africa relations, titled ‘Covid-19 pandemic may create opportunities to deepen India’s engagement with Africa’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on May 29, 2020.

      India could also create a new fund for Africa and adapt its grant-in-aid assistance to reflect the current priorities. This could include support for new investment projects by Indian entrepreneurs especially in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in Africa, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      May 29, 2020
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: KW Publishers
        2020
      This book aims to map the Asian power trajectory and the continent’s contemporary journey towards greater multipolarity. This volume examines the impact of plurilateral and multilateral dialogues and cooperative mechanisms on Asia’s security and economic architecture. It is based on the proceedings of the thought-provoking 20th edition of the Asian Security Conference which was held from March 26-28, 2019 at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
      • ISBN: 9789389137439 ,
      • Price: ₹.1280/-
      • E-copy available
      Book
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India’s ability to absorb shocks of COVID-19 pandemic and take lead in reshaping the global order, titled ‘India’s world; has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on May 04, 2020.

      May 04, 2020
      IDSA News
    • 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

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