Indian Navy Swimmer Delivery Vehicle

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Class overview
Name: Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
Builders: Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Operators:  Indian Navy
Planned: 2
General characteristics
Type: Midget submarine
Displacement: 150 tonnes
Propulsion: Diesel-electric

The Indian Navy Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV) is a planned class of midget submarine for the Indian navy.[1] Under this programme the Indian Navy will acquire 2 midget submarines for use as Swimmer Delivery Vehicles. These submarines will be used for conducting underwater special operations by MARCOS.[2] Both submarines will be constructed by Hindustan Shipyard Limited. The cost of procuring the two SDVs will be around 2,000 crore.[1]


  1. ^ a b "'Midgets' on navy mind".
  2. ^ "6 Made-in-India Submarines for Navy for 53,000 Crores".