इंडियन आवाज़     21 Jun 2018 06:02:45      انڈین آواز

Defence minister flags off women’s circumnavigation expedition

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman today flagged off Navika Sagar Parikrama in Goa, a circumnavigation programme by women naval officers.

This is the the first Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project will be a milestone in promoting ocean sailing activities by the Indian Navy. The expedition is aimed at promoting women empowerment in the country.

Under the project, a team of six women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on India-built sail boat INSV Tarini.

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