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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 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, 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
    • With China now willing to discuss issues of mutual interest with India, a well-structured bilateral dialogue on regional and global terrorism may go a long way in convincing Beijing of the need to put pressure on Islamabad to act against terror

      May 16, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • It is very important for large and populous neighbours such as India and China to have a better understanding of one another’s history, culture and value systems. Perhaps no two peoples in the world are as similar as Indians and Chinese in terms of the agrarian foundations of our societies and many of our traditions with roots in Hindu-Buddhist rituals and philosophy, and even the undue importance attached in the past to the male child.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Crude oil prices have firmed up after the Significant Reduction Exemption (SRE) waiver granted by the US to eight nations, including India, allowing them to import gradually diminishing quantities of oil from Iran, ended on May 2. The hardening of prices is inevitable if additional oil supplies do not reach the market to compensate for the approximately 1.3 million barrels per day (mbd) reduction in Iranian oil.

      May 08, 2019
      IDSA News
    • The best option would be for India to continue to work with individual members of the OIC to establish friendly relations and deepen bilateral cooperation, and work to negate the machinations of Pakistan within the OIC.

      March 25, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • That the AK-203 would be produced in India with 100 per cent indigenous content in less than three years makes it a win-win deal for the Army and the Make in India initiative, with Ordnance Factory Korwa emerging as the biggest winner.

      March 11, 2019
      IDSA Comments