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Exercise Konkan 2021

On August 21, 2021; Exercise Konkan 2021 was held in English Channel in between INS Tabar and HMS Westminster. Key Points Konkan exercise witnessed the participation of integral helicopters of two ships and Falcon Electronic Warfare aircraft. Exercises like co-ordinated anti-submarine procedures, combined maritime picture compilation, firing drills, replenishment at sea and combat formation maneuvering ..

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Gaurvi Singhvi becomes world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross English Channel

Gaurvi Singhvi (16) from Udaipur has made India proud by becoming the world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross the English Channel in 13 hours and 26 minutes in August 2019. The Channel is a water body that separates southern England from northern France and links southern part of North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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France’s Franky Zapata successfully crosses English Channel on hoverboard for 1st time

France’s Franky Zapata successfully crossed English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard for 1st time. The journey took just over 20 minutes. The French inventor reached speeds of 110 mph to complete 22-mile journey on his flyboard. He took off from Sangatte, northern France and landed in St. Margarets Bay, near Dover in southeast England. This ..

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Prabhat Koli becomes first Asian to swim UK-France channel

Prabhat Koli (19) from Maharashtra, who crossed the English Channel when he was 16, has become the first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey (an Island in the UK) to France in cold weather. The long-distance sea swimmer covered 25km in 6 hours and 54 minutes. He started off from La Coupe Point ..

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Rohan More becomes first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven

Rohan More, the Pune-based Indian long-distance swimmer, has become the first Asian and the youngest person in the world to swim across the Ocean Seven. Despite sudden drop in water temperature, he covered the distance in 8 hours and 37 minutes. The Ocean’s Seven marathon consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North ..

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