Women officers of Indian Navy gear up for global solo sailing


Two women officers of the Indian Navy training for solo sailing expeditions around the globe.
The Indian Navy is training two of its women officers to undertake a solo sailing expedition around the globe, an officer said on Monday. Lieutenant Commanders Dilna K and Roopa Aligirisamy have been shortlisted for the trip and they are currently on their training expedition, the Indian Navy officer told news agency on the sidelines of the third G20 development working group (DWG) meeting in Goa. Dilna is a logistic officer with the Navy, while Roopa is a naval armament inspection officer, he said. “One of the two officers will set out to become the first Asian woman solo circumnavigator if she completes it,” the officer said. The officers had set out on their training expedition in November 2022 from Goa and will be returning to the coastal state on 24 May.