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  • Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

    Director General
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    Sujan R. Chinoy is the Director General of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, since 3 January 2019. A career diplomat of the Indian Foreign Service from 1981-2018, he was India’s Ambassador to Japan and the Republic of the Marshall Islands from 2015-2018, and earlier, the Ambassador to Mexico and High Commissioner to Belize.

    A specialist with over 25 years of experience on China, East Asia and the Asia-Pacific, he served in Indian Missions in Hong Kong and Beijing and as Consul General in Shanghai and Sydney. He also served as India’s representative to the First Committee at the United Nations in New York dealing with Disarmament & International Security Affairs  and in the Indian Mission in Riyadh. At Headquarters, in the Ministry of External Affairs, he served as Director (China) as well as Head of the Expert Group of Diplomatic & Military Officials tasked with CBMs and boundary-related issues with China.  He also served on the Americas Desk dealing with the USA and Canada, and as Officer on Special Duty in charge of press relations in the External Publicity Division. On deputation for four years with the National Security Council Secretariat under the Prime Minister’s Office, he worked on internal and external national security policy and anchored strategic dialogues with key interlocutors around the world.

    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. His long career includes extensive involvement in economic issues. He has contributed to Indian newspapers and journals, besides lecturing at numerous Govt. Institutions, think-tanks and universities 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

    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

    Select Publications

    • Considering that the US, Japan, Australia and India are committed to working for a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific, it is time for India’s strategic partners to review their cartographic positions on India’s borders.

      July 03, 2020
      Policy Brief
    • 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
      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
    • 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