Cursetji’s legacy

He joined the HMS Dufferin in 1935 because he felt "going to sea would be a rather good thing.” In an interview with  Parsiana shortly after being named Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) (see "In the news,” Parsiana, December 1975) Adm Jal Cursetji, a soft-spoken individual with a ready smile, had termed his new office "an onerous responsibility” that he prayed he be "given strength to carry out to our best national and service interests.” On the occasion of his birth centenary in May 2019, numerous tributes were paid by colleagues and family. "The primary role of the Navy is security......

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