Around the world in 7 months

An all women Indian Navy crew of “Navika Sagar Parikrama” is attempting a global circumnavigation. This historic journey was flagged off by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Panaji yesterday. She told press persons that the Defence Ministry would be more than willing to support and encourage women to explore opportunities in the armed forces.


The project is seen as essential for promoting ocean sailing activities in the Navy and it would help to change societal attitude and mindset towards women. The crew would update meteorological data on a daily basis and also monitor marine pollution on the high seas. The Ritz team wishes these brave women all the very best.