The all-woman crew of Indian Navy’s sailing vessel Tarini, which created history by circumnavigating the globe in a gruelling 254-day voyage, is likely to be recognised with a gallantry award on Independence Day, two people familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity, Hindustan Times reported.
The crew on board the naval vessel INSV Tarini, returned to India in May after the historic circumnavigation of the globe.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday welcomed the INS Tarini Team on their arrival. She was joined and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. Speaking to the media, the defence minister said, “I feel humbled before them for the achievement they have made. Youngsters from India achieving, it should be motivational for men and women.”
The team arrived in Goa on Monday afternoon. INS Tarini has salied 21,600 nautical miles, visited five countries, sailed across four continents, and in the process three oceans, passed the south of three capes and crossed the equator twice.