With the induction of Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System along with other associated equipment, India has now joined in a select group of nations.
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba inducted the first of the two non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) at the Naval Dockyard.
He said that he hoped the situation does not arise to use the facility.
The induction of DSRV has catapulted India into a small league of navies globally that posses an integral submarine rescue capability.
This is also confirmed by Vice-Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.
Designed and supplied by M/s. James Fisher & Sons, UK, to meet the unique requirements of the Indian Navy, the most advanced DSRV is manned by three crew members and has a capacity to rescue 14 personnel at a time from a distressed submarine upto a depth of 650 metres.>