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Indian Navy to reject this colonial legacy in ‘Amrit Kaal’

In line with the government’s directive to eliminate symbols of the colonial era in ‘Amrit Kaal’, the India Navy has abolished the practice of carrying batons by all its personnel with immediate effect.

The Indian Navy said the baton, a symbol of authority or strength, is a colonial legacy.

 

No place for colonial relics in the Indian Navy of ‘Amrit Kaal’

He said that there is no place for this in the changed Navy of ‘Amrit Kaal’. The practice of carrying baton by personnel should be stopped with immediate effect. The Indian Navy has directed that the baton be kept in the office of the organization head of each unit. A formal transfer of the baton can only be done as part of a change in command.

The Indian Armed Forces have taken several steps to eradicate the legacy of the colonial era. The Indian Navy has also changed its insignia.

The new flag or ‘ensign’ of the Indian Navy was also unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. The new ensign is inspired by the seal of Chhatrapati Shivaji.