India commissions INS Vikrant, new Naval Ensign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the new Naval Ensign for Indian Navy at Kochi on September 2, 2022 on the sidelines of the commissioning of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The new Naval Ensign has done away with the Saint George’s Cross in the centre which is symbolic of the Indian Navy’s historic association with the United Kingdom. The first change to the Indian Navy Ensign, Post-Independence was made in 1950, where in the Indian Tri-Colour was inserted on the left top corner.

 

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