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Navy Chief calls on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, discusses modalities to deepen cooperation in Deep Ocean Mission

Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar today called on Earth Sciences Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed modalities to deepen cooperation in the Deep Ocean Mission. Dr Singh said, Deep Ocean Mission is designed to explore Indias deep ocean for resources and develop deep-sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources. He said, it will have an important bearing on India’s future economy. Dr Singh said, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Indian Navy will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU for knowledge sharing in the areas of design and development of underwater vehicle.

The Minister recalled that during his Independence Day address from Red Fort last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that Deep Ocean Mission will take India’s development to new heights in the 21st century. The Deep Ocean Mission is a mission mode project to support the Blue Economy initiatives of the Government. Dr Singh informed that the preliminary design of the manned submersible MATSYA 6000 is completed and realisation of vehicle is started with various organizations including ISRO and DRDO roped-in to support the development. He said, it is designed to carry three people to a depth of six thousand metres in the ocean with suit of scientific sensors and tools.

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