Navika Sagar Parikrama - Circumnavigating the Globe on an Indian-Built Sail Boat INSV Tarini by Women Naval Officers

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INSV Tarini Crew Calls on the Hon’ble  Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Six women officers of the Indian Navy, who successfully circumnavigated the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini, called on the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 23 May 2018. The expedition, known as the Navika Sagar Parikrama, was the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. During the interaction, the crew made a presentation on various aspects of the mission, their preparation, training, and experiences during the journey. The Prime Minister congratulated the crew on the success of their mission and encouraged them to share and write about their unique experiences during the voyage. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, was present on the occasion. The vessel was skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprised Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.