The Future of India-China Relations

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Guest Speaker: Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi.

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India-China relations have elements of cooperation and competition. On the heels of China, India has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, albeit with completely different political and social systems. India is set to overtake China’s population and become one of the top three economies by 2040. China’s dramatic rise has altered the geo-economic and geo-political equilibrium in the Indo-Pacific. The ongoing US-China trade war, the Belt and Road Initiative, the jostling in the South China Sea and China’s forays in the Indian Ocean add to the complex challenge of shaping the regional security architecture. India and China have succeeded in maintaining peace and tranquility on their long border. Prime Minister Modi and President Xi have agreed to provide strategic guidance to enhance mutual trust and cooperation. The key to better ties lies in a ‘closer development partnership’, being mutually sensitive to each other’s core concerns, and fire-walling the bilateral track from third-country considerations.

This event is hosted by the Asia Research Centre of Murdoch University and the the College of Arts, Business, Law & Social Sciences Murdoch University.

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Sujan R. Chinoy is the Director General of the 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.

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Murdoch University, 90 South Street

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