All-women navy team begins circumnavigation of globe, PM Modi wishes luck
The six-woman crew set sail from Goa to circumnavigate the globe, and the expedition will see them cover more than 21,600 nautical miles in eight months.india Updated: Sep 10, 2017 13:06 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his good wishes on Sunday to the all-women Indian Navy team which embarked on a circumnavigation of the globe.
“Today is a special day! Six women officers of the Navy begin their journey of circumnavigating the globe on board the INSV Tarini,” Modi tweeted.
Share your good wishes & words of encouragement for the team of Navika Sagar Parikrama, on the NM App. https://t.co/c7sLBPuzYd— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 10 September 2017
“The entire nation comes together in wishing the all-women team of Navika Sagar Parikrama the very best in their remarkable endeavour.”
The team led by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi, and comprising Lt Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta will commence their journey on Sunday.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off the Navika Sagar Parikrama at a ceremony at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool near Panaji.
Goa: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at flagging-off ceremony of 'Navika Sagar Parikrama' in Panaji pic.twitter.com/o0SB1IvASZ— ANI (@ANI) 10 September 2017