PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
An Electronic engineer from Govt. College of Engineering , Trivandrum; Vice Admiral Kannan joined Indian Navy in 1973. Whilst in Naval service he did his M Tech during 1977-79 and subsequently his Masters in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.
He was associated for over 20 years with different disciplines of indigenous development of Naval equipment, Shipbuilding and Submarine Construction . He was Programme Director of India’s prestigious Nuclear Submarine Programme for nearly 4 years , during which INS Arihant was launched .
He retired in Oct 2012 from the Apex post of Chief of Materiel. He has received 3 Presidential awards during his 4 decades of Naval service. Presently he is pursuing his PhD in “Knowledge Management” at PSG Institute , Coimbatore .