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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 and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency), Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Spotlighting another border point, the ‘rogue channel’’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 13 September 2023.

      The Union Home Minister’s visit to Harami Nala on the India-Pakistan border last month highlights the enhanced security measures in place, says Amb Chinoy.

      September 13, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece ‘How defence diplomacy can help India achieve its global, geostrategic ambitions’ has been published in First Post on 12 September 2023.

      India has also used its growing defence logistics capabilities to build its credibility as a first responder in dealing with regional crises, says Amb Chinoy.

      September 12, 2023
      IDSA News
    • ‘SAKAL’ a Marathi language publication of Pune published the article of Director General and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy on ‘India's Defence Diplomacy on 10 September 2023.

      September 10, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘India’s G20 presidency is already a big success ’was published in Hindustan Times on 07 September 2023. The article analyses the great success already achieved by G20 India 2023

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      September 07, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Amb Sujan R. Chinoy Contributes an article 'India Lights The Way Forward’ in 'G20India: The 2023 New Delhi Summit'

      Director General and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy contributed an article 'India Lights The Way Forward’ in the publication 'G20India: The 2023 New Delhi Summit', managed by the Global Governance Project and G20 Research Group.

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      September 04, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy had a productive exchange of views with Mr Yerkin Tukumov, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan), on 14 July 2023, on the sidelines of the Central Asian Forum for Security and Cooperation.

      July 14, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy spoke at the Central Asian Forum on Security and Cooperation in Astana, organised by the Kazakhstan institute for strategic studies on Asia in a Changing World: Agenda for the Future, focussing on The Rise of Asymmetric Threats, on 14 July 2023.

      July 14, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to USA and the key drivers of the India-America strategic partnership which is fundamental to peace and prosperity in the Indo Pacific and for a multipolar Asia, has been published in Indian Express on 11 July 2023.

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      July 11, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Chinese shenanigans on Arunachal Pradesh’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 18 April 2023.

      The State represents the finest of India’s cultural and civilisational heritage, and there is absolutely no basis to the Chinese claim over any part of Arunachal Pradesh, says Amb Chinoy.

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      April 18, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA and Chair of Think-20 (India's G20 Presidency) Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘The US is clear that Arunachal Pradesh is a part of India. Why doesn’t it take a stand on Aksai Chin?’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 18 March 2023.

      Its ambiguous stand on the boundary dispute in Ladakh limits the possibility of ground-level cooperation between India and the US in the western sector, unlike the wider possibilities for naval collaboration in the Indo-Pacific, writes Amb Chinoy.

      March 18, 2023
      IDSA News

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