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Mission Navy premiers today on Nat Geo

National Geographic will premier the series “Mission Navy: Lehron Ke Sartaj” tonight at 9 p.m. It is about five civilians, which includes three women, who get to experience life in the Indian Navy. The five were chosen from 50,000 entries. The winners are Arjun R. Shetty, Chaitanya Datla and Suranjani H.R. (from Bangalore), Sudhanshu Budakoty (Mysore), and Sakshi Havanoor (Pune).

Said to be the first in the history of Indian television, National Geographic Channel will showcase the hitherto uncharted world of the Indian Navy, replete with warships, submarines, missiles and much more.

The series consists of seven episodes which give an insight into the lives of the brave men who patrol and protect the country. With this initiative, Nat Geo provided the five with the unique opportunity to be a part of the Navy, training and imbuing them with the courage, grit and determination which is synonymous with the Indian Navy.

These five Indians got the opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of the Indian Navy for over a month. It all started from being introduced to the academy life and undergoing basic training, to setting their first step ever on board an Indian Naval ship. Some of them not only got to learn the science behind the submarines but also a chance to train in one. They were also trained in beaching operations and got to perform the difficult jack stay amongst other tasks.

At the end of the series, the most resilient, deserving and valiant of these five finalists will have the honour of sailing with the Indian Navy’s Lehron Ke Sartaj on an international tour. The decision by the Indian Navy would be based on various exercises, tests and experiences the participants went through during the month long training period.

“Facts and details about the Indian Navy are largely unknown to the people of our country. So we are pleased to welcome the National Geographic Channel cameras aboard our vessels to capture the world of the Indian Navy,” said admiral Sureesh Mehta, chief of the Naval Staff.

The series will showcase never seen before docu-feature and a reality angle giving the Indian viewers a once in a lifetime experience. “Mission Navy” promises to take viewers inside the Indian Navy warships to understand the role that each ship plays, to feel the might of a destroyer and the naval aviation.

The seven-episode series will air on Mondays at 9 p.m.



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