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Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy

Former Indian Ambassador to Japan, Current Director-General of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses
Advisory Board Member

Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy, an expert on China, Japan, and national security issues, is Director-General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (Manohar Parrikar IDSA), New Delhi. A career diplomat of the Indian Foreign Service from 1981-2018, he was India’s Ambassador to Japan from 2015-2018, and earlier, the Ambassador to Mexico and High Commissioner to Belize. A specialist with over 25 years of experience in 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 as Political Counsellor in the Indian Mission in Riyadh. At Headquarters, in the Ministry of External Affairs, he was Director (China) and Head of the Expert Group of Diplomatic & Military Officials, tasked with CBMs and boundary-related issues with China for four years.

He was also the desk officer for the USA and Canada and 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, Amb. Sujan Chinoy worked on internal and external national security policy and anchored strategic dialogues with key interlocutors worldwide. He is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin) and conversant in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Arabic, Urdu, and French-Creole.