Vice Admiral R.N. Ganesh, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd), Director
Vice Admiral RN Ganesh (Retd.) was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1963. He is an underwater weapons and submarine specialist, and has commanded a diesel submarine, India’s first nuclear submarine INS Chakra and the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. He has served as the Flag Officer Submarines, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, and Commander Andaman & Nicobar Islands. His other assignments were Director General, Indian Coast Guard, and Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command. His last appointment was as the Director General of the Indian nuclear submarine programme which he continued to head after retirement from active service till 2004. He has studied at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the National Defence College, New Delhi, and the Adm. Makarov Pacific Fleet Higher Naval Academy, Vladivostok. His interests include Maritime security and strategic affairs, and maritime security developments.