NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "India's Maritime Strategy," by Vice Admiral R N Ganesh, " JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 0930 hrs
NIAS Wednesday Discussion
Part of the 31st NIAS Programme for Senior Executives on “Be A Transformational Leader”
“India’s Maritime Strategy”
Vice Admiral R N Ganesh
Adjunct Professor, NIAS & Director Asia Centre, Bengaluru
18 January 2017, Wednesday, 0930 hrs, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS
Chairperson: Professor Rajaram Nagappa, International Strategic Studies & Security Program, NIAS
About the speaker
Vice Admiral RN Ganesh was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1963. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy Pune, the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India, the National Defence College, New Delhi, and the Makarov Pacific Higher Naval Academy, Vladivostok, USSR. 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.
After promotion to Admiral rank he has served as the Admiral Commanding Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Commander-in-Chief Southern Naval command, and the Commander Western Fleet of the Navy. In 2000, Vice Admiral Ganesh was appointed the Director General of the Arihant (Indian nuclear submarine) programme. He retired after 40 years of active service in 2002, and continued to head the programme after retirement from naval service. The submarine has since been launched and is undergoing system trials.
He has received three Presidential Awards for distinguished service, including the Param Visisht Seva Medal. After retirement he continues to be a student of maritime security and strategic affairs, he has presented papers at conferences on related subjects in Canada, the US, Singapore and Australia. Having spent several years in the USSR, he is fluent in Russian and has translated professional writings from Russian to English. He has been an editorial consultant, and has published several articles and one book. Currently Vice Admiral Ganesh is the Director, Asia Centre, a Bengaluru-based centre for international security studies, and also Adjunct Faculty at NIAS.