What's New :
Indian Navy to get new flag
- Recently, the Indian Navy got a new Naval Ensign (Nishaan).
About New Flag:
- The current ensign of the Navy used to be a white flag with horizontal and vertical red stripes.
- Symbolising the cross of Saint George with the emblem of India superimposed on the intersection.
- The tricolour is placed in the upper canton next to the staff.
- This is the fourth time since 1950 that the Naval Ensign would undergo a change.
- The present ensign was changed back to St George’s Cross with the addition of the Indian emblem in its intersection.
- In 2014, the ensign as well as the naval crest were updated to include the national motto “Satyameva Jayate” in the Devanagari script.
- He was a Roman soldier born in Turkey in around 280AD and died around 303.
- It is believed he was born to a wealthy Christian noble family.
- When he grew up he became a soldier and joined the retinue of Emperor Diocletian.
- What is the Saint George's Cross?
- The Red Cross on a white background is known as the Saint George's Cross.
- It is named after a Christian Warrior Saint who is believed to have been a crusader during the third crusade.
- This cross also serves as the flag of England which is a constituent of the United Kingdom.
- The flag was adopted by England and the city of London in 1190 to identify English ships entering the Mediterranean.
- The Royal Navy adopted the George’s Cross to fly on their ships in various shapes and forms and the present pattern of the British White Ensign was adopted around 1707.
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