Saint George Cross

Saint George Cross for UPSC
  • Saint George Cross is the red cross on a white background.
  • It is named after a Christian Warrior Saint who is believed to have been a crusader during the third crusade.
  • This cross also serves as the flag of England.
  • Indian naval ensign used to have Saint George’s Cross. In a bid to do away with the “colonial past”, the Saint George’s Cross has been removed from the Indian Navy’s new flag.

Latest News about Saint George Cross

  • 02 September 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a new ensign (nishaan) for the Indian Navy during the event to mark the commissioning of INS Vikrant in Kochi.


  1. Indian Express
  2. The Hindu
  3. Wikipedia

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