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Modi commissions India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, launches new naval ensign

Marking the event as the "sunrise of a new future", the PM added that Vikrant is a unique reflection of India becoming self-reliant.

Source: Wikipedia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the new naval ensign on Friday while commissioning the nation’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at the Cochin shipyard in Kerala.

The new naval ensign takes inspiration from the famous Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's seal. "The octagonal shape with twin golden borders draws inspiration from the seal of the great Indian emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, whose visionary maritime outlook established a credible naval fleet," the Indian Navy said in a video describing the seal.

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