In Visakhapatnam, The Indian Navy Launches Two Diving Support Vessels
- This project was carried out with the assistance of the Indian business community, particularly MSME companies that provided yard material
- The DSV project has fostered indigenization and created local employment possibilities, both of which would strengthen India's economy.
The Indian Navy launched the Nistar and Nipun, two diving support vessels (DSVs) that were developed and constructed in-country, in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
In the presence of Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Principal of the Naval Staff, who oversaw the ceremony as chief guest, Kala Hari Kumar launched the vessels, which were constructed by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.
The Navy Wellness and Welfare Association (NWWA) president Kala Hari Kumar gave these ships their traditional names.
Among the dignitaries that attended the launching ceremony were several top commanders from the Indian Navy and the Ministry of Defense.
These vessels serve as a powerful testament to “Aatmanirbharta.” They are self-sufficient platforms that can work at sea for extended periods of time.
For deep sea diving and submarine rescue operations, DSVs outfitted with a variety of sophisticated dive support equipment and a Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) will be used. Additionally, the ships will be able to operate helicopters at sea and execute search and rescue missions.
This project was carried out with the assistance of the Indian business community, particularly MSME companies that provided yard material, equipment, and services. Over 120 MSME vendors from all over India actively took part in the programme.
By attaining over 80% indigenous material for the launch of “Nistar” and “Nipun,” a significant step toward “Self Reliance,” The DSV project has fostered indigenization and created local employment possibilities, both of which would strengthen India’s economy.