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  • Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

    Director General
    Email: 
    dg.idsa@nic.in
    Phone: 
    +91 11 26146831

    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 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
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy contributed the chapter, 'India and the Evolving Security Landscape' in the book 'Modi 2.0: A Resolve to Secure India', edited by Bibek Debroy, Ranjit Pachnanda, Anirban Ganguly and Uttam Sinha.

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      August 16, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy contributed the chapter, 'The Return of India's Stolen Heritage' in the book 'Modi 2.0: A Resolve to Secure India', edited by Bibek Debroy, Ranjit Pachnanda, Anirban Ganguly and Uttam Sinha.

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      August 16, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India's initiative on maritime security in the United Nations Security Council has been published in The Hindu on August 14, 2021. Leadership by PM Narendra Modi in debate will boost India's credentials as stakeholder and major contributor to stability in the maritime domains, says Amb. Chinoy.

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      August 14, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy contributed the chapter 'A Future beyond the Past' in the book 'A New Cold War: Henry Kissinger and the Rise of China', edited by Mr Sanjaya Baru and Mr Rahul Sharma.

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      August 02, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Director General, MP-IDSA, Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy’s Op-Ed piece ‘The Politics of an Aerial Snare’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on June 23, 2021.

      The piece examines the developments surrounding recent arrest of Belarus dissident blogger Protasevich in light of international law & complex geopolitics.

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      June 23, 2021
      IDSA News
    • 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

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