Under project Navika Sagar Parikrama, a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.
The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Defence minister of India is Arun Jaitley.
- Current Chief of the Naval Staff is Admiral Sunil Lanba.
- Tarini was inducted into the Indian Navy on February 18, 2017.
Source- Press Information Bureau(PIB)