Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lamba on 12 December inducted a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) into The Indian Navy’s service at the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy, reports Deccan Herald.
"The induction of the DSRV has put the Indian Navy into a league of world navies that have integral submarine rescue capabilities," a statement issued by the Navy said.
The Navy successfully concluded the first trials of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) on 15 October, it said.
The DSRV carried out underwater contact with a submarine, at a depth of over 300 feet. The DSRV transferred personnel from the submarine to the DSRV, the Navy said.
The DSRV also successfully dived to a depth of 666 metres, which is a record for deepest submergence by a 'manned' vessel in Indian waters.
The crew carried out remotely operated drills at a depth of over 750 metres and side scan sonar operations at a depth of over 650 metres, all for the first time in the history of the Indian Navy, the statement said.
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