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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

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    • Israel Hayom, newspaper with the largest circulation in Israel, published Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s interview on India-Israel relations, titled ‘Israel is an important country and a good friend of India’, on September 15, 2019.

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      September 15, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Pakistan’s reaction to National Register of Citizens (NRC), titled ‘Pakistan’s minority problem’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on September 04, 2019.
      Instead of vilifying India, Prime Minister Imran Khan should first set his house in order, writes Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy.

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      September 04, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir, titled ‘Global community favours bilateral framework on Kashmir, but Pak refuses to see writing on wall’ has been published by ‘The Indian Express’ on September 02, 2019.

      Pakistan has sought UN mediation despite being bound by the principle of bilateralism under the 1972 Simla Agreement, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      September 02, 2019
      IDSA News
    • The decision to appoint CDS is an important milestone in India’s quest for complete integration of its defence forces; a significant step towards seamless coordination, better efficiency, and greater effectiveness of the national defence architecture in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

      August 29, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on China’s stand at the UN against India, titled ‘China and its quasi-colony’ has been published by ‘The Indian Express’ on August 21, 2019.

      Beijing’s hypocritical stance at the UN against India is a bid to distract from its own troubles in Xinjiang, Hong Kong. It is patently wrong to claim that scrapping of Article 370 has resulted in ‘internationalisation of J&K’, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      August 21, 2019
      IDSA News
    • While the OIC is critical of India, it remains wary of treading on China’s toes when it comes to civil and religious rights of the Uyghur Muslims. The OIC reports also turn a Nelson’s eye to Pakistan’s treatment of its own ethnic Muslim minorities. The OIC has disregarded the fact that India is a democratic and secular country, where every citizen is free to practice one’s religion.

      July 19, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), titled ‘OIC’s curious record on Xinjiang’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on July 19, 2019.

      July 19, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Given India’s evolving procurement system, efforts should be made to enhance compatibility of technology from various sources. This may require greater cooperation with the US since many of India’s suppliers other than Russia depend on US technologies for their products.

      June 26, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India-US Defence ties, titled ‘India-US Defence: Managing Trump and Triumf’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on June 20, 2019.

      Given India’s evolving defence procurement system, efforts should be made to enhance compatibility of technology from various sources. This may require greater cooperation with the US, since many of India’s supplies other than Russia depend on US technologies for their products, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      June 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India-China relations in view of Pakistan, titled ‘Why China changed its stand on Masood Azhar’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on May 23, 2019.

      A well-structured India-China dialogue may go a long way in convincing Beijing to sustain pressure on Islamabad, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      May 23, 2019
      IDSA News

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