Navy unveils Shivaji-inspired new design for Admirals’ epaulettes | India News – Times of India

 Navy unveils Shivaji-inspired new design for Admirals’ epaulettes | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: The Indian Navy Unveiled on Friday New design An ornamental shoulder piece of admirals’ epaulettes worn to denote an officer’s rank. gave Epithets of Admirals Includes a golden navy button, an octagon, a sword and a telescope.
This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Navy Day Celebration at Sindhu Durg (on 4th December), new design, developed from Navy emblem and inspired by Rajamudra. Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajA true reflection of our rich Maritime heritageA Navy statement said Friday.
Rajamdra is an authentic stamp or royal seal used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his letters and ordinances. There are several letters with Rajamudra printed on them. “The golden Navy button on the epaulettes of admirals reiterates the Navy’s commitment to eradicating the slavery mentality (colonial mentality). The octagon represents the eight cardinal directions, indicating an all-encompassing long-term vision. The sword emphasizes the very essence of the navy’s raison d’etre. Modernize the national power and win wars through dominance, defeat opponents and overcome every challenge. Bahria said the binoculars are a symbol of long-term vision, foresight and weather monitoring in an ever-changing world. Addressing the Navy Day celebrations on December 4, PM Modi had said: “Inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the nation is moving forward leaving behind the dependency mentality. I am happy that our naval officers The epaulettes worn on the side will reflect the heritage of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the symbol of Shivaji Maharaj’s army. It is my good fortune to have the opportunity to associate the Naval Flag with the heritage of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
During Shivaji’s reign, the Maratha navy grew into a formidable force with over 500 ships. With his modern fleet, Shivaji could conquer key forts such as Tell, Ghosle, Danda and Rajapuri from the then ruling Sadiyas in North Konkan. Then Shivaji also built coastal forts like Vijay Durg, Sindhu Durg and many others along the Konak coast. He also developed some strategic naval bases to overlook the coast and gather intelligence.
The Golden Navy Button reiterates the commitment to end colonialism. The octagon represents the eight cardinal directions. The sword emphasizes the essence of the navy’s raison d’etre. A telescope symbolizes a long-term vision in a changing world.

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