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Indian Navy to get a new ensign: What is changing and why is it important?

On September 2, PM Modi will unveil a new ensign of the Indian Navy that will not include the St George's Cross

The Indian Navy's ensign at present. (Photo: Twitter/@indiannavy)
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The Indian Navy's ensign at present. (Photo: Twitter/@indiannavy)

BS Web Team New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, September 2, will unveil a new ensign (flag) of the Indian Navy during the commissioning of the country's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi. 

The new naval ensign (Nishaan) to be launched by PM Modi at Cochin Shipyard Limited will do away "with the colonial past," and will be "befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage," the PMO said.
What is the significance of the new naval ensign?
PM Modi will unveil the new naval ensign that will replace the current flag that has Saint George's Cross with the tricolour in the top left corner.

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First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 11:10 AM IST

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