Sujan R. Chinoy

Amb Sujan R. 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 and Mexico. A specialist on China, East Asia and politico-security issues, he anchored negotiations and developed confidence-building measures (CBMs) with China on the boundary issue from 1996-2000. On deputation to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) from 2008-2012, he handled external and internal security policy including South Asia and the extended neighbourhood. During his long public life of more than four decades, he has dealt with political, security, defence, technology as well as trade and economic issues. His diverse Foreign Service career included posting at the UN and Saudi Arabia. He was the Chair of the Think20 engagement group for India’s G20 Presidency and is currently a Member of the high-powered DRDO Review Committee.

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