Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Commissioning of INS Satpura (F48) - Special Cover

Date of Issue: August 20, 2011

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma released a special cover for Commissioning INS Satpura during the ceremony held at Mumbai on August 20, 2011.

The cachet shows INS Satpura in action and the special postmark shows the Crest (design showing "Khandas" - Indian double-edge straight sword - emerging from the Satpura hill ranges. The word "Khanda" has its origin in the word "Khand" meaning "to break, divide, cut, and destroy.") and motto (Resolve, Pride, Courage).

INS Satpura is the latest stealth frigate of Indian Navy, with pennant number F48, second ship of the Shivalik Class Frigates built by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai.

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