On June 10 2020, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, flag officer commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command(ENC) inaugurated a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) complex in Visakhapatnam.
Note: The Indian Navy has inducted two such systems to provide rescue cover for the submarines on the eastern and western coasts.
The DSRV is designed to accommodate the new Submarine Rescue System with state of the art facilities to store DSRV assets in a rescue ready state.
Features Of DSRV System
i.Consists of a Submarine Rescue vehicle.
ii.A Remote Operations Vehicle.
iii.Side-scan sonar and associated equipment.
iv.A Diver Decompression Chamber and hyperbaric medical equipment to decompress submarines after being rescued from a sunken submarine.
v.It can be mobilized into the air or road to facilitate submarine rescue operation even at distant locations.
Note: This third-generation Indian Navy Submarine with rescue capability can be relied upon to assist during submarine contingencies of other navies in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR).
About Indian Navy
The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The primary objective of the Indian Navy is to protect the country’s maritime borders and help in the expansion of its forces.
Chief of Naval Staff(CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
Three commands under the Navy
- The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai).
- The Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam)
- The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)