National

Indian Navy augments submarine rescue capability

Goa : The Western Naval Command has successfully concluded the maiden trials of the Submergence Rescue Vehicle"Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) which has ushered in a niche capability into the Indian Navy.
The DSRV, operated by a crew of three, can rescue 14 personnel from a disabled submarine at one time.
On 15 Oct 2018, the DSRV carried out under water mating with a bottomed submarine, at over 300 feet depth.
On successful mating the DSRV opened its hatches and the submarine hatches and carried out transfer of personnel from the submarine to the DSRV.
These sea trials have proven the newly inducted DSRV's ability to undertake rescue operations from disabled submarines at sea and has provided the Indian Navy with a critical capability.
During the trials the DSRV also dived successfully up to 666 m. This is a record for deepest submergence by a 'manned vessel' in Indian waters.
The DSRV crew also carried out ROV operations at over 750 metres and Side Scan Sonar operations at over 650 metres, which are all 'firsts' for the Indian Navy.
The ongoing trials will also include air transportation of the system by the IAF's heavy-lift transport aircraft. Completion of the trials will put the Indian Navy into a small league of world navies that have integral submarine rescue capability. 

Pak PM Imran Khan congratulates PM Modi over phone, says he looks forward to working with him

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received a telephone call from his Pakistani counterpart, Imran Khan, congratulating him on the historic victor...

New Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy meets PM Modi

YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh nee chief minister, YS Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning in New Delh...

Restrictions withdrawn, normalcy returns to Kashmir Valley days after killing of Zakir Musa

Life returned to normal in Kashmir on Sunday after two days of restrictions and shutdown in the wake of the killing of Zakir Musa  the so-called ...

Lok Sabha election mandate is for creating 'New India's New UP': Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the massive mandate in the Lok Sabha polls was a mandate for creating "new India's new Utt...