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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

    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Occasional Paper ‘India & Mother Earth’ has been published by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation.

      The Occasional Paper outlines India's leadership role in several global initiatives.

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      February 22, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed Piece, ‘A disengagement deal better than expected’ has been published in The Hindu on February 15, 2021.

      The OP-Ed piece analyses why Pangong-Ladakh disengagement deal should be welcomed with optimism, while keeping our powder dry!

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      February 15, 2021
      IDSA News
    • The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been earmarked as a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is described as Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy initiative and a grand strategy aimed at restoring China's “rightful'' great-power status in the world. It is a major plank in China's geo-strategic and economic architecture for the region, using Pakistan to secure an exploitative strategic perch in South Asia and the Arabian Sea, overlooking the crucial Persian Gulf, the west coast of India, and the east coast of Africa.

      IDSA Occasional Papers
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Article ‘Chinese strategists forget that aggression against a large country like India will not work’ has been published in The Indian Express on January 13, 2021.

      Chinese strategists often invent past military triumphs against India. They forget that the age of teaching anyone a lesson is over. The way forward, to resolve border tensions between India and China, is through dialogue and peaceful negotiations, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      January 13, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Resilient supply chains as a pandemic lesson’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on December 30, 2020.

      An economy such as India can ill-afford the shocks of disruption or be held hostage by an over-reliance on imports, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      December 30, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed‘Boost for India’s telecom security: New directive cuts reliance on foreign equipment, including from dubious sources’ has been published in The Times of India on December 28, 2020.

      India should rely more on indigenously manufactured telecom equipment. The recent directive is a much-needed step in that direction. It will help India better protect the confidentiality and integrity of its telecommunications networks while facilitating ‘data in motion’, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      December 28, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Re-energising India-Mexico Economic Partnership’ has appeared in the publication of Instituto Matías Romero, Secretariat of Foreign Relations of Mexico, ‘Mexico and India: Seven Decades of Shared Experiences’ (pp59-73).

      For Mexico, India offers an important docking point to diversify its engagement in Asia beyond China, particularly in automotive, ITIT, pharma, online education platforms and entertainment sectors, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      December 17, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Occasional Paper ‘India's Policy of Zero Tolerance Towards Terrorism’ has been published by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation.

      One of the key features of Narendra Modi’s era as Prime Minister is the policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism, leavened into an effective tool of foreign policy over the last few years, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      December 16, 2020
      IDSA News
    • There is a need to widely disseminate China’s insidious role as an illegal occupier of Kashmir’s territory, including its territorial grab in the trans-Karakoram tract, in order to raise public awareness of the issue – both in India and at the international level.

      November 13, 2020
      Special Feature
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece ‘The forgotten fact of China-Occupied Kashmir’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on November 06, 2020.

      The anniversary of the Instrument of Accession in October is a reminder of China’s illegal territorial occupation, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      November 06, 2020
      IDSA News