Dr C.P. Ramanarayanan, Scientist “G”, took charge as the Director of Gas Turbine Research Establishment. Dr. Ramanarayanan also holds additional charge as Director Vehicle Research and Development Establishment of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Dr. Ramanarayanan joined the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, and worked on various underwater weapon projects. He was conferred “Scientist of the Year Award’ in 2005.