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All-Women Indian Navy Crew To Sail Around The World

New Delhi, Aug 17, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met six officers of the Indian Navy who will sail around the world in India`s first attempt to circumnavigate the globe by an all-women crew.

Updated:Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 23:46

All-Women Indian Navy Crew To Sail Around The WorldNew Delhi, Aug 17, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met six officers of the Indian Navy who will sail around the world in India`s first attempt to circumnavigate the globe by an all-women crew.

The crew of the sailing vessel INSV Tarini explained the journey`s plan to PM Modi, who after wishing them success said he will track their progress.

"He exhorted them to project India`s capabilities and strengths across the world and also encouraged them to write and share their experiences after the successful completion of the voyage," the government said in a statement.

The six Indian Navy officers will begin the sea journey later this month from Goa; they expect to return to the coastal state in March 2018, the statement said.

The expedition has been named Navika Sagar Parikrama. The crew will stop at four ports - Fremantle (Australia), Lyttleton (New Zealand), Port Stanley (Falklands), and Cape Town (South Africa).

"INSV Tarini is a 55-foot sailing vessel, which has been built indigenously, and was inducted in the Indian Navy earlier this year," the statement said.


Source: NDTV

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