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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
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba is also seen.(PTI)

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.

“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.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 13:06 IST