Indian PM Narendra Modi unveils new naval ensign in Kochi


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the new Naval Ensign (flag) for the Indian Navy on Friday in Kochi on the sidelines of the commissioning of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Till today Indian Naval flags carried a sign of slavery which has been replaced with a new one inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, PM Modi said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and other dignitaries were present at the event.

Speaking at the event, Singh said, “Indian Navy is always ready as the first responder to national and international level of crises. With the commissioning of INS Vikrant, the capability of the Indian Navy will be further strengthened.”

The prime minister also spoke about certain features of the aircraft carrier, which he described as a floating airfield, a floating town, and said that power generated in it can light up 5,000 houses.

-The Indian Express


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