Vice Admiral RN Ganesh (Retd.) has commanded a diesel submarine, a nuclear submarine 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. He is currently collaborating with ISSSP on the Chinese Anti-ship Ballistic Missile capability studies.