Submarine rescue technology of Indian Navy: Where does India stands after five decades

51 long years after India commissioned its first submarine on 08 December 1967, the Indian Navy finally established its own submarine rescue capability with the commissioning of its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) on 12 December 2018 at Mumbai.

The delay in acquiring this capability which should be integral to any submarine operating navy was also acknowledged by the former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at the commissioning ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion he said “The induction of the DSRV…marks the culmination of years of… effort in acquiring this niche submarine capability”. The Indian Navy has procured two DSRVs from Messrs James Fisher Defence, a UK firm which is the global leader in untethered DSRVs. The second DSRV is based in Visakhapatnam.

A credible submarine rescue capability is integral to submarine operations because of the nature of the platform and its operating medium hundreds of metres below the surface of the sea.  Read More

You may also read!

Indian Navy commissions fifth Dornier Aircraft Squadron

The Indian Navy on Monday commissioned its new Dornier Aircraft Squadron in Chennai on Monday, aimed at better surveillance. The


Indian Soldier Killed in Ongoing Heavy Exchange of Fire Between India and Pakistan

A heavy exchange of fire is underway between Indian and Pakistani forces on the so-called Line of Control (LoC)


Indian Embassy In Tehran Working For Early Release Of Indians On Seized Tanker: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said the Indian embassy in Tehran is in "constant contact" with the


Mobile Sliding Menu