On I-Day, flag hoisting on Indian Navy ships in 6 continents

New Delhi: To mark 75 years of Independence, the Tricolor will be hoisted on August 15 across six continents, three oceans, and six different time zones, aboard seven Indian Navy ships which will be on commemorative visits to foreign ports, said officials.

The visits have been organized under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and the Navy ships will visit foreign ports in every continent except Antarctica.

In Asia, INS Chennai and INS Betwa will visit Muscat in Oman and INS Saryu will visit Singapore. In Africa, INS Trikand will visit Mombasa, Kenya. In Australia, INS Sumedha will visit Perth. In North America, INS Satpura will visit San Diego, USA. In South America, INS Tarkash will visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in Europe, INS Tarangini will visit London.

The Defense Ministry said that various activities and events have been planned at each of these ports by the Indian missions for Independence Day. The most significant amongst these would be the hoisting of the Tricolor aboard these ships in the presence of the Indian diaspora and distinguished local dignitaries.

In London, the crew of INS Tarangini will pay homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the two World Wars at the Commonwealth Memorial gates. At Mombasa, the crew will participate in the inauguration of a commemorative pillar in the battlefield area of the Taita Taveta region where Indian soldiers fought and sacrificed their lives while serving in the East Africa campaign of World War I.

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