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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 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
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘India and the Changing Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific’ has been published in the Asia Policy Journal on October 28, 2020.

      The essay examines issues relating to India’s unique geography, interests, and potential role in the Indo-Pacific region against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving geostrategic environment occasioned by the rise of China as an economic and military power.

      October 28, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-ed ‘The Rise of The QUAD’ has been published in The Indian Express on October 22, 2020.

      The Quad Plus format should cater to the region’s economic needs, including infrastructure, connectivity, and capacity-building. Without generous alternatives, many countries would continue to be drawn to China, as moths to a flame, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      October 22, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General MP-IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘India and the Post-COVID World’ has been published in Volume 32 of the Naval War College Journal.
      Multilateralism in a post-COVID 19 world provides a strategic opportunity for India to emerge as an independent pole, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      October 16, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s Paper ‘The Return of India's Stolen Heritage ‘has been published by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF).

      The Government has paid special attention to retrieval of India's stolen artifacts, writes Amb. Chinoy.

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      September 28, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece ‘An Opening in the Impasse’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on September 24, 2020.

      By adopting the path of peaceful negotiations that President Xi mentioned in his UN address, China stands to benefit from a much-needed image makeover at a time when it faces wide-spread opprobrium for its unilateralism, aggression and “wolf warrior diplomacy”, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      September 24, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Seoul cannot continue to sit on the fence for long in the ongoing US-China tug-of-war’ has been published in The Indian Express on August 19, 2020.

      A top-notch economy like South Korea, regarded as a key potential alternative to China in global supply chains in telecom, digital and AI, can ill afford to procrastinate in taking a decision, writes Amb. Chinoy.

      August 19, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Director General Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s OP-Ed piece on Corporatisation of OFB Ordnance factories, titled ‘Lean, Mean Fighting Factory’, has been published in ‘The Economic Times’, on August 08, 2020.

      August 08, 2020
      IDSA News
    • 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

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