India: Maritime Achievement Award Presented to Commander Dilip Donde

by OldSailor on September 17, 2011


The first ever Maritime Achievement Award was presented to Commander Dilip Donde of the Indian Navy, in New Delhi on September 16, 2011 by the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju.

This award was presented during the felicitation function to honor Commander Dilip Donde, the first Indian Sailor to successfully complete a solo circum-navigation of the globe.

Here is the photograph released by the Press Information Bureau.

The Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju presenting the award. Vice Admiral (Retd) Pradeep Kaushiva – Director NMF, Vice Admiral (Retd) MP Awati, Admiral (Retd) Arun Prakash – Chairman NMF and Admiral (Retd) V.S. Shekhawat are also seen.

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