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    Anonymous

    Shiv, your reports are accurate and you are ahead of others. Cool.

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  2. 3

    Ashmann

    Why are the welding joints showing ??? Looks like very poor workmanship.

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    Anonymous

    she looks majestic 🙂

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    NJS

    They seems to be prompt in their work , no delays – good.

    India should take quick decision on new line of 6 submarine tender in fastrack , pakis already a head in new sub's selection with germany u-214 class . no use of delaying each and every projects / tenders.

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    Anonymous

    Here is the press release from the manufacturer – http://www.fincantieri.com/cms/data/browse/news/000337.aspx

    The ship is probably not finished with plenty of scaffolding on the superstructure.

    But what about the part on which the lady (Mrs Farida Khan) is painting the 'swastika'?
    Is that part unfinished too?

    I adore the Indian sense of secularism, I really do!

    What is the part with the part with the swastika? Is it the bulbous bow as suggested by this picture – http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/S3V9OJP_PFI/AAAAAAAAJXA/B3n1kr0f1bI/s1600-h/Fleet+tanker+INS+Deepak+being+launched+at+Muggiano,+Italy+on+12+Feb+10-768620.jpg – but should it not be black in colour? Looking carefully, one can see a bow thruster is visible behind white dotted line.

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    Anonymous

    why only use swastika symbol for the launch. i thought that the military is secular. if its that important, then with swastika a cross, crescent moon and ek omkar symbol must be used as well.

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  7. 8

    Anonymous

    HE NEEDS A BETTER WIG!!!

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    Anonymous

    Swastika is an Indian concept rather than religious. May be it is also adopted by Hinduism, Buddhism etc as a concept of goodness and prosperity. It has no religious meaning like the things you said. It was later adopted by religions as well.
    Also Secularism is not about accepting fundamentalist ideologies. You left out David's star, other symbols including that of Atheism.

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  9. 10

    Anonymous

    Mrs Khan looks as good as the ship 🙂

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    Anonymous

    Hitler used it , it has been interduced by an indian ,personally to Hitler , but he used in a wrong way that's different story .
    so do any one think Hitler has become hindu / indian .

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    Anonymous

    Any reason why we gave the Eyeties the contract to build the ship? Don't Indian dockyards have the capability to build a replenishment ship when we churn out state of the art destroyers and soon a aircraft carrier and a nuclear sub.
    There is more to this than what meets the eye.
    The first "unoffical" family at the helm got anything to do with ths? Spreading cheer and prosperity in the good old homeland with part of it flowing back to keep babalogs in business.

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    Anonymous

    hitler used swastik…den what about it… it conceptual point not religious…whole of the nazi party bowed to dis symbol..

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    Anonymous

    There are other symbols too, look carefully the swastik is accompanied by a cross and the muslim lucky number of 786

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    Gagan

    WRT Mrs Farida Khan doing the honors for the launch.

    The tradition is that ships are launched by women. In the west (and russia) ships are launched with a champagne bottle broken against the hull.

    In the Indian system, a lady breaks a coconut against the hull, and then the insignas of the 4 main religions of India are pasted on the hull after a small prayer.
    The name insigna is also unveiled.
    There is a small speech on the role the ship will play for the navy. The ship rolls into the water to the tune of the national anthem.

    If one notices carefully, a cross, a swastika are visible. She is writing something more.

    India is truly secular. And the lady looks majestic!

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