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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, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy's chapter "India And Mexico: A Case For A Robust Strategic Partnership" was published in the edited volume 'India's Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid World-Through The Eyes Of Indian Diplomats'. As Middle Powers, there is much potential for India and Mexico to come closer, says Amb. Chinoy.

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      December 22, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s piece ‘Xi is supreme — for now. But will CPC eventually judge him harshly?’ has been published in Hindustan Times on November 25, 2021.

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      November 25, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s assessment of the Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan hosted by India's National Security Adviser Shri Ajit Doval on December 10, ‘How NSA-level talks bring India back in the Afghanistan game’, has been published in the First Post.

      A proactive approach has enabled India to actively contribute to the task of building a regional consensus on the future of Afghanistan, says Amb. Chinoy.

      November 11, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Vedanta: The Spiritual Canon Guiding India’s Strategic Thought’ has been published by News 18, on November 11, 2021.

      The Vedantic approach that underlines Narendra Modi’s foreign policy and external engagement can make nations more independent, yet less transactional in their approach, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      November 11, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘AUKUS could rock China’s boat in the Indo-Pacific’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on November 08, 2021.

      The article focusses on the strategic drivers and implications, especially for maritime security in the Pacific Ocean.

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      November 08, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, MP-IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's completion of 20 years in the service of the nation has been published in the Indian Express on October 14, 2021.

      As CM of Gujarat earlier, and as PM, his leadership is defined by a problem-solving approach and a vision for a brighter future for India, says Amb. Chinoy.

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      October 14, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘The big deal behind the ruckus over AUKUS’ has been published in The Hindu on September 22, 2021.

      China’s economic and military capacities as well as its belligerence have led to a shift in regional security paradigms, says Amb. Chinoy.

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      September 22, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Commentary ‘Regional Fallout of US Withdrawal From Afghanistan’ has been broadcast by the External Services Division of All India Radio (AIR) on August 31, 2021.

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      August 31, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Commentary ‘Tibet: The Past Haunts The Future’ has been broadcast by the External Services Division of All India Radio (AIR) on August 18, 2021.

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      August 18, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s piece ‘Understanding the strategic flux and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan’ has been published in the Indian Express on August 17, 2021.

      TalibanTakeover has implications but US exit has even broader regional implications, says Amb. Chinoy.

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      August 17, 2021
      IDSA News

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