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Shivalik Class Frigates (Project 17/17A)

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Galaxy, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. BMD

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    It is not the St George Cross (not any more)

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    It's based on it though...early in the 21st century IN went for a new look -

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    But then since 2004, the cross is back, except with the Lions of Sarnath emblem in the middle. The text under the emblem was added later in 2014.
     
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    I remember this, the reason they reverted to the present flag because this Flag wasn't visible/recognizable on the seas
     
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    I hope they design something new then, I personally think the St George cross flag on an Indian warship is a rather horrific sight that signifies all that is wrong with a defeated colonised mindset.
     
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    :biggthumpup: Why Not??

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    Prefer it but what's the need of the cross at all, what does it have to do with the IN or Indian culture? If one religion is going to be represented then all should be or better yet NONE of them.

    I'm sure the IN has the talent to come up with a new design that is more appropriate and more visible on the high seas.
     
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    huh??? religion?? .... Pal, think you are over analyzing it -- IT IS just a cross! ... what has this to do with religion??

    There is a Whole lot of debate when trying to be neutral .... Case and point the naming of defence systems
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George's_Cross

    The only reason the IN has it is because they inheritied from the Royal Indian navy.

    Don't know why the IN can't follow the IA and IAF and redesign their flags to a more neutral/relevent design:

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    Well Agree!!The IN can improve and be more neutral .... Still After 49 Years the IN did come up with this

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    Flew on Naval Ship for 2001 - 2004




    AND YOU have to agree that the other services Flags are derivatives of their predecessor , So why the IN be singled out???


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    The IA and IAF have sufficently adopted theirs to reflect their modern lineage, the IN's is still colonial in era, what relevence does the St George's cross have to the nation of India? It is a colonial relic bro that the IN proudly raises.

    I know the IN changed their flag from 2001-4 and they should have kept that, not reverted back to the St George's cross.
     
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