Indian Navy’s Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle
Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) which is deployed to rescue downed or disaster-struck submarines at high sea.
It will be based in Mumbai, Maharashtra and enhance Navy’s operational capabilities. With this, India joined select list of international navies with ability to search, locate and provide assistance to downed or disaster-struck or distressed submarines at high sea.
The second DSRV is expected to be inducted at Visakhapatnam in 2019.
It can be deployed at short notice for providing assistance to submarines in distress. Some DSRV vessels are air transportable in very large military cargo.
DSRVs can also be deployed for various other missions including to lay cables on the sea bed.
The DSRV is supplied by UK based JFD, a leading underwater capability provider.
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