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India to replace ‘colonial era’ naval flag, new design to be unveiled on Friday

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New Delhi: India’s naval flag, currently being used by the Indian Navy and featuring the Saint George cross from England’s national flag, will be replaced by a new one.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the new design in Kerala at the time of commissioning of INS Vikrant on Friday.

“During the event, the PM will also unveil the new naval ensign, doing away with the colonial past and befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage,” said a statement from the PMO.

The new design will bring an end to the impression of India’s colonial past on the naval flag.

The Saint George cross had been on the flag since 1928. It was briefly replaced between 2001 and 2004 with a blue Indian Navy crest, but was reintroduced after complaints that the crest could not be spotted against the colours of the sky and the ocean.

 

 

 

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