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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

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    • South Asia has a common history and celebrates its great cultural and linguistic overlap. However, the South Asian experience in building cooperative security architecture has been mixed. India on its part remains committed to strengthening cooperative security in the region.

      October 23, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on the second informal summit between India and China in Mamallapuram, titled ‘In Mamallapuram, seeking the true north in ties’ has been published by ‘The Hindu’ on October 11, 2019.

      The India-China informal summit is another opportunity for both leaders to reset relations in an era of geostrategic flux, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      October 11, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on the possibility of Israel-Pakistan diplomatic ties, titled ‘Israel, Pakistan ties a bridge too far?’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on September 17, 2019.

      Islamabad would dilute its Islamic credentials if it were to establish diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      September 17, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Israel Hayom, newspaper with the largest circulation in Israel, published Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s interview on India-Israel relations, titled ‘Israel is an important country and a good friend of India’, on September 15, 2019.

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      September 15, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Pakistan’s reaction to National Register of Citizens (NRC), titled ‘Pakistan’s minority problem’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on September 04, 2019.
      Instead of vilifying India, Prime Minister Imran Khan should first set his house in order, writes Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy.


      September 04, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir, titled ‘Global community favours bilateral framework on Kashmir, but Pak refuses to see writing on wall’ has been published by ‘The Indian Express’ on September 02, 2019.

      Pakistan has sought UN mediation despite being bound by the principle of bilateralism under the 1972 Simla Agreement, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      September 02, 2019
      IDSA News
    • The decision to appoint CDS is an important milestone in India’s quest for complete integration of its defence forces; a significant step towards seamless coordination, better efficiency, and greater effectiveness of the national defence architecture in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

      August 29, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on China’s stand at the UN against India, titled ‘China and its quasi-colony’ has been published by ‘The Indian Express’ on August 21, 2019.

      Beijing’s hypocritical stance at the UN against India is a bid to distract from its own troubles in Xinjiang, Hong Kong. It is patently wrong to claim that scrapping of Article 370 has resulted in ‘internationalisation of J&K’, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      August 21, 2019
      IDSA News
    • While the OIC is critical of India, it remains wary of treading on China’s toes when it comes to civil and religious rights of the Uyghur Muslims. The OIC reports also turn a Nelson’s eye to Pakistan’s treatment of its own ethnic Muslim minorities. The OIC has disregarded the fact that India is a democratic and secular country, where every citizen is free to practice one’s religion.

      July 19, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Director General, IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), titled ‘OIC’s curious record on Xinjiang’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on July 19, 2019.

      July 19, 2019
      IDSA News