Indian Navy launches 2 Diving Support Vessels in Visakhapatnam

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  • On September 22, 2022, Navy Chief Admiral R. Harikumar has launched two of the country’s state-of-theart and sophisticated indigenous Diving Support Vessels INS Nistar and INS Nipun at Visakhapatnam.
  • The vessels, built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., were launched by Kala Hari Kumar, in the presence of Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, who presided over the ceremony as chief guest.
  • Kala Hari Kumar, president of the Navy Wellness and Welfare Association (NWWA), performed the traditional honour and named these ships.
  • Other senior officers from the Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence were among the dignitaries who attended the launching ceremony.
  • These ships are a true testimonial to ‘Aatmanirbharta’. They are self-sustaining platforms that can operate at sea for prolonged durations.

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