Defence Minister Flags off Women’s Circumnavigation Expedition

Posted on:11 Sep 2017 11:05:36
Defence Minister Flags off Women’s Circumnavigation Expedition
11 September 2017 Current Affairs: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off the Navika Sagar Parikrama by an all-women crew of Indian Navy aboard Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini from INS Mandovi jetty in Goa.

It is the first attempt by an Indian all-women crew to circumnavigate the globe.

The expedition will cover Australia, New Zealand, Falklands and South Africa.

It is expected to be completed by 160 days.

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