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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 is 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

    Select Publications

    • The future of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) will depend on the choices that China makes.

      April 09, 2021
      Policy Brief
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Getting it right on the LAC disengagement’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on March 23, 2021.

      The Op-Ed gives a proper perspective on the India-China border disengagement at Pangong, Ladakh and addresses lingering doubts in some quarters.

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      March 23, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s OP-Ed Piece ‘Reading Britain's Eastern Turn’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on March 10, 2021.

      The two nations share a long history of cooperation. After its estrangement from Europe, a post-Brexit UK is seeking to anchor itself alongside an old friend, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      March 10, 2021
      IDSA News
    • 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