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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Union Defence Minister with the six-member women crew (Source: Expres photo by Smita Nair)

Union Defence Minister with the six-member women crew (Source: Expres photo by Smita Nair)

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday flagged off the all-women team of the ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ in Panaji, Goa, just a week after she stepped into her new role. At the ceremony, she said, “Great honour to flag off an all women Sagar Parikrama crew just 8 days after swearing in.”

The crew of the ‘Sagar Parikrama’ comprises of six-member all women team on board the sailing vessel INSV Tarini and will circumnavigate the globe in approximately 165 days. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. Cdr Dilip Dhonde has trained the crew. He is the first sailor to circumnavigate.

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Credit: indianexpress.com

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