On India Naval Day leaders posts US Navy Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

News Claim:  A picture was shared on social media by Congress and BJP showing the Indian Navy, wishing on India’s Navy day.

Viral on Social Media:  The below tweets were tweeted by the BJP and Congress from different state leaders.

Greetings on Indian Navy Day

A Grand Salute to The Guardians of the Sea.

Congress leader PC Sharma tweeted, “देश की समुद्री सीमाओं की रक्षा करने वाले और देश की सीमा से दूर हमारे सामरिक हितों को मजबूती देने वाले भारतीय नौसेना के शूरवीरों को भारतीय #नौसेना_दिवस पर कोटिशः नमन एवं समस्त देशवासियों को नौ सेना दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ.”

News Verification: The truth is that neither congress nor Congress is correct while tweeting these pictures depicting The Indian Naval day. The photos show US Navy's Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).


As per wiki, USS Freedom (LCS-1) is the lead ship of the Freedom-class littoral combat ship for the United States Navy. She is the third vessel to be so named after the concept of freedom. She is the design competitor produced by the Lockheed Martin consortium, in competition with the General Dynamics–designed USS Independence. She was officially accepted by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast, on behalf of the US Navy, from the Lockheed Martin/Marinette Marine/Gibbs and Cox team, in Marinette, Wisconsin, on 18 September 2008. 

News Verdict ayupp.com: Upon Investigation of the News it was found that the picture is of the US Navy's Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)


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