Keel laying for the second ship of the Diving Support Craft (DSC) project was held on 5 May 2022 at Titagarh Wagons Ltd., Kolkata. The contract for procurement of Five Diving Support Craft (Yards 325 to 329) for the Indian Navy was signed on 12 February 2021 with Titagarh Wagons Ltd., at a total project cost of Rs 174.77 crore.
On commissioning, this craft will provide diving assistance for IN ships inside and close to the harbour, for underwater repairs, maintenance, and salvage. The DSCs will be fitted with state-of-the-art diving equipment and tools for performing diving operations.
With all main and auxiliary equipment sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these ships are proud flag bearers of the Make in India initiatives of the Ministry of Defence.