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1. A Tri Services All Women Around The World Blue Water Sailing (BWS) expedition by 12 women officers from the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force will be conducted under the aegis of Army Adventure Wing (AAW) and Army Aqua Nodal Center (AANC ) of the College for Military Technology (CME) on September 24.

2. The crew undergoes numerous long and short range training expeditions aboard the Indian Army Sailing Vessel (IASV) Manyu VIR to build the skills required to undergo such a grueling adventure. Training Expedition VIII was flagged off on March 23 from Marve, Mumbai to Naval Detachment, Androth, Lakshadweep. A team of 12 Brave Women Warriors from Tri-Services, including seven IA, one IN and four IAF officers, successfully completed the arduous Mumbai-Lakshadweep-Mumbai sailing expedition, navigating the mighty oceans, variable wind conditions, sweltering heat and continuously braved choppy water during the day and sailed at night. This epic adventure journey of these warrior sailors spanned a period of 27 days, boosting their self-confidence and giving them an edge to achieve their ultimate goal of circumnavigation! The expdn was conducted in four stages as under:-

​(a)​Leg 1.Marve (Mumbai) – INS Kadamba (Karwar).

​(b)​Leg 2.INS Kadamba – INS Dweeprakshak (Kavaratti).

​(c)​Leg 3INS Dweeprakshak – INS Kadamba.

(d)​Leg 4INS Kadamba – Marve (Mumbai).

3. The completion of this sailing expedition embarked upon by women warriors is a testament to their unwavering determination and resilience throughout the journey, which spanned vast stretches of the Arabian Sea, demonstrating exemplary teamwork, navigational skills and adaptability to varying sea conditions. Lieutenant General AK Ramesh, Commander CME marked the Mumbai expedition as a successful culmination of the expedition to Lakshadweep and back.

4. This historic expedition, the first of its kind, marks an important milestone in India’s maritime heritage and aims to break the geographical and cultural barriers and promote the sense of unity and camaraderie among the crew. It also celebrates Nari Shakti and collective manhood and resonates with women’s empowerment through adventure. The treacherous expedition is a test of their physical and mental strength, as they cultivate a sense of empowerment and sisterhood that will last a lifetime among the brave female sailors. Despite challenges such as unpredictable weather patterns and technical complexities, the team successfully completed the journey, demonstrating their ability to overcome obstacles with grace and fortitude. Their journey not only exemplifies the spirit of adventure, but also underscores the importance of promoting inclusivity and diversity within maritime endeavors. These brave women warriors have so far completed more than 6,000 miles of watermanship training individually in the form of expeditions and routine training activities.