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India’s first all-woman crew on around-the-globe mission

NEW DELHI: A team of six naval officers are starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission on Sunday -- the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-female crew. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who is leading the voyage which will begin in the western state of Goa, told AFP the project was "revolutionary" in bringing women to the helm and would inspire others in the country. In recent years, the Indian navy has sought to open its doors to women to take on more challenging roles, with the…