Manipur: In a first, navy officer from state set to circumnavigate globe

Manipur: In a first, navy officer from state set to circumnavigate globe

Imphal, September 12 2017: Manipur has produced a long list of globally recognized women icons who are a constant source of inspiration to the rest of the world.

Another lady joined the illustrious list which has made the country proud .

Six naval officers have embarked upon a first-of-its-kind circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew of the Indian Navy on September 9 .

Lt Vijaya Devi of the Indian Navy who is one of the crew members is from Manipur.

The team will sail to Freemantle in Western Australia, a journey expected to take 37 days on INS Tarini.

Prior to their departure, the lady officers met PM Narendra Modi who had also mentioned the team in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ .

Source: E-PAO

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