Indian Navy’s first all-women crew successfully completed the eight month voyage on INSV Tarini, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
Prime Minister congratulated the naval officers on the success of the expedition. 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 officers 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. He encouraged them to share and write about their unique experiences during the journey,” the statement said.
The team of six women officers of the Indian Navy recently returned to Goa after circling the globe on board the naval vessel, INSV Tarini. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba was present on the occasion.
The vessel was skippered by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew also comprised Lt. Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.
(with agency inputs)