All-women Indian Navy Crew on a Historic Voyage


‘This is one historic moment in Indian Navy’s history and your Monday should sure kick-start on this exciting and proud news.  The Indian Navy’s sailing vessel ‘Tarini’, which is a sister vessel of the Navy’s first sailing vessel INSV Mhadei, and was inducted into the Indian Navy in February set on it’s first maiden global circumnavigation with an all-woman crew this August 2017.  Indian Navy in a statement said that Tarini has begun a new chapter in the history of ocean sailing by Indian women, wherein the first Indian all-woman crew of IN would endeavour to circumnavigate the globe in August.

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More About All Women Crew & Tarini

INSV Tarini is 55 feet in length and built in India in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy said in a statement that the vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi (a Naval Architect) and the all-woman naval officer crew comprising Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lieutenants P Swathi, Vijaya Devi, Payal Gupta and B Aishwarya. The new woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off Navika Sagar Parikrama at INS Mandovi, at Verem.

Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein 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’. The vessel has sailed approximately 8,000 Nm till date.  Navika Sagar Parikrama would be covered in five legs with stopovers at four ports for replenishment of ration and repairs as necessary.

This is a wow moment for sure!!