Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably be unveiling a brand new ensign of the Indian Navy on the plane provider Vikrant Commissioning occasion on September 2, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister will commission the first indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The Prime Minister will also unveil the new Naval Ensign (Nishaan), doing away with the colonial past and befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage,” learn a press release by PMO.
“The Indian Navy would get a new insignia without the Saint George’s cross which has been there on its flag ever since the British put it on it during the pre-independence era,” Navy officers mentioned right here.
It was faraway from the flag throughout the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities between 2001 to 2004 however quickly after Sonia Gandhi-led UPA got here again to energy, they introduced it again citing sure points raised by the then Navy officers.
The officers mentioned the federal government is selecting from round 10 totally different designs which have been given to them by the naval headquarters.
The recommendations vary from depicting 11 waves on the flag representing 11 totally different coastal states to showcasing the totally different instructions of the drive.
There was additionally a suggestion about together with an indication from the occasions of the traditional navies of India which included the Cholas and later the Marathas.
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Sources mentioned the design is anticipated to be unveiled on the day of commissioning itself. After the Prime Minister’s approval, the President will give her ultimate approval because the supreme commander of the armed forces.
PM Modi will go to Karnataka and Kerala on September 1-2.
The Prime Minister will go to Sri Adi Shankara Janma Bhoomi Kshetram, the holy birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya, on September 1.
On 2nd September, Prime Minister will fee the primary indigenous plane provider as INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard Restricted in Kochi. Thereafter at 1:30 PM, Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the inspiration stone of initiatives value round Rs 3800 crores in Mengaluru.