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Navy conducts first full submarine rescue drill using its new DSRV | See pictures

The submarine hatches on which the mating was carried out has been certified by the IN Submarine Designer i.e. DND (SDG). This is also a skill that has been newly acquired by the Indian Navy.

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Visakhapatnam Published on: June 05, 2019 13:43 IST
The entire evolution was done on June 2 by the Indian crew

The entire evolution was done on June 2 by the Indian crew and marks the culmination of the training phase on the East Coast. 

The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) based at Visakhapatnam, successfully undertook live mating exercise on June 2, 2019.

This included personnel transfer from the bottomed submarine, INS Sindhudhvaj, simulating as a Distress Submarine to surface using the DSRV.

The entire evolution was done by the Indian crew and marks the culmination of the training phase on the East Coast.

The submarine hatches on which the mating was carried out has been certified by the IN Submarine Designer i.e. DND (SDG). This is also a skill that has been newly acquired by the Indian Navy.

The live mating exercise is a historic achievement towards DSRV integration into the Indian Navy and would pave the way for the Indian Navy to emerge as a Submarine Rescue Provider in the IOR.

India Tv - The live mating exercise is a historic achievement towards DSRV integration into the Indian Navy.

The live mating exercise is a historic achievement towards DSRV integration into the Indian Navy.

India Tv - The submarine hatches on which the mating was carried out has been certified by the IN Submarine Designer i.e. DND (SDG).

The submarine hatches on which the mating was carried out has been certified by the IN Submarine Designer i.e. DND (SDG).

India Tv - Conducted off the east coast using submerged Kilo-class INS Sindhudhvaj. Photos from the exercise confirms the capability

Conducted off the east coast using submerged Kilo-class INS Sindhudhvaj. Photos from the exercise confirms the capability

India Tv - The DSRV is equipped with a sophisticated radar and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), which extends the vessel's operating depth and can be used for clearing debris and obstructions. 

The DSRV is equipped with a sophisticated radar and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), which extends the vessel's operating depth and can be used for clearing debris and obstructions. 

India Tv - The live mating exercise was conducted on June 2, 2019.

The live mating exercise was conducted on June 2, 2019.

India Tv - DSRVs are small submarines that are specially designed to dive to greater depths than most military submarines and rescue stranded crews in the event of an emergency.

DSRVs are small submarines that are specially designed to dive to greater depths than most military submarines and rescue stranded crews in the event of an emergency.

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