Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 23 April 2021

In Today’s News:

  1. Indian Navy helps Search and Rescue of missing Indonesian submarine.

1. Indian Navy helps Search and Rescue of missing Indonesian Submarine

News Summary

Indian Navy dispatched its Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) on Thursday to assist Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI AL – Indonesian Navy) in search and rescue efforts for the Indonesian Submarine KRINanggala which was reported missing on Wednesday 21 Apr 21.

Mini Insights

Mains GS2  – International Relations

Supporting hand by India Navy to Indonesia:
  • India is amongst the few countries in the world capable of undertaking the Search and Rescue of a disabled submarine through a Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV).
  • Indian Navy’s DSRV system can locate a submarine upto 1000 meter depth utilizing its state-of-the-art Side Scan Sonar (SSS) and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
  • After the submarine is successfully located, another sub-module of DSRV- the Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) – mates with the submarine to rescue the trapped personnel.
  • The SRV can also be used to provide emergency supplies to the submarine.
  • Under the framework of comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Indonesia, the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy share a strong partnership of operational cooperation.
  • The two navies have been exercising regularly in the past and have developed synergy and interoperability which is considered important for the present mission.

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