Vice Admiral Ravi N Ganesh (Retd) retired from the Navy after 40 years of service in 2002.
He is currently on the adjunct faculty at the National Institute of Advanced Studies and the Director of the Asia Centre, Bangalore.
His sea commands included conventional submarines, the first Indian Nuclear Submarine INS Chakra and the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
After promotion to Flag rank he served as Flag Officer (Submarines), Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Director General, Indian Coast Guard, and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command.
After retirement from active service Vice Admiral Ganesh headed the Indian nuclear submarine building program for four years.