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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

    Select Publications

    • The journey of the Indian Armed Forces over the last 100 years has in many ways mirrored the momentous history of the birth, struggles and victories of India. It straddles a colonial period in which the armed forces of India owed allegiance to a foreign sovereign and could readily be used to fight an alien power’s wars and promote its strategic objectives. This did not however erode the heroism and professionalism that the Indian armed forces came to be known for over two centuries.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘India-China: between pre-1962 and now’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 02 January 2023.

      The biggest difference today is the political will of the Modi government and the Indian army to block Chinese patrols, says Amb Chinoy.

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      January 02, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘India’s G20 Presidency: Setting the world agenda’ was published in ‘The Indian Express’, on 02 December 2022.

      Think20, the ideas bank of G20, will engage with the gamut of issues – strategic, economic and structural – that confront all countries, said Amb Chinoy.

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      December 02, 2022
      IDSA News
    • It is with deep anguish that I write to express my heartfelt sorrow on the tragic and untimely passing away of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The cruel hand of an assassin has snatched him away from us, leaving a huge void in the Japanese political firmament as well as on the international stage.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s piece on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’'s address at the G20 Summit and way forward, titled ‘G20 India Presidency: An opportunity for India to assume leadership of the Global South’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 17 November 2022.

      In his Bali address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed to the growing relevance of the G20. His call for a new world order is a reflection on the failure of the global community to reform multilateral institutions, says Amb Chinoy.

      November 17, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s piece ‘Tightening the noose around terror financing’ has been published in Hindustan Times on 16 November 2022.

      Unless global terrorist networks and financing are uprooted in Pakistan, it would be difficult to subdue terrorism, says Amb Chinoy.

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      November 16, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article on India's global vision, agenda and leadership role, and the G20 logo, website and theme unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 08 November 2022, has been published in Jansatta on 11 November 2022.

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      November 11, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘A voice for Global South’ has been published in The Indian Express on 09 November 2022.

      India’s presidency should represent the widest and most vulnerable constituencies. It can also advance intra-South Asian economic integration which is essential for India's rise, says Amb Chinoy.

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      November 09, 2022
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      India’s decisive and historic victory in the 1971 India–Pakistan War is considered to be one of the landmark geopolitical events in the history of the sub-continent. One of the shortest wars in world history, fought for a mere 13 days, the lightning campaign brought about a change in the world’s perception of India, marking its recognition as an important regional power.

      The combined impact created by the resolute people of Bangladesh and the professional approach of the Indian state, successfully converted a catastrophe of epic proportions into a victory of the people, won through their stoic resolve and the professionalism of the armed forces.

      There have been a number of books, memoirs and articles over the years that have documented first-person and academic accounts of events that marked this period of history. Not surprisingly, most were written during the period succeeding the war and after the birth of Bangladesh. This book is an attempt to evaluate events with the benefit of a five-decade time lapse. In doing so, the focus remains firmly on the military aspects of the war, accompanied by a brief account of political events, diplomacy, influence of major powers, public perception and the role of Mukti Bahini.

      • ISBN:9789390095698 ,
      • Price: ₹ 1495
      • E-copy available
    • Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s Opinion Piece on China- Pakistan nexus titled ‘A disruptive nexus of China and Pakistan’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 19 September 2022.

      China thwarts international efforts to counter terrorism by blocking the listing of Pak-based global terrorists at the United Nations. Collusion extends to other areas too says Amb Chinoy.

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      September 19, 2022
      IDSA News