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International Fleet Review: Navy's biggest event

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    President Pranab Mukherjee today embarked on Presidential Yacht 'INS Sumitra' and reviewed the international parade of fleets at International Fleet Review.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    Pranab Mukherjee, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, among others at the IFR.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    This is the eleventh fleet review after independence and the second international one being conducted in India.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    The President was onboard 'INS Sumitra' which sailed through a display of 70 ships at anchorage off Visakhapatnam.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    Speaking after reviewing the fleet, Mukherjee said 50 friendly Navies have sailed across oceans and sent naval ships and/or delegations to participate in the first IFR on the east coast of India at Visakhapatnam.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    "IFR 2016, while focusing on the prowess of Indian Navy, has brought together Navies from across the globe here on Indian shores, signifying our common desire to use the seas to promote peace, cooperation and friendship as also develop partnership for a secure maritime future", the President said.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    The review had a combination of ships from Indian Navy as well as frontline Navies from across the globe. The ships from Indian Coast Guard and Mercantile Marine also participated.

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    In this most formal of naval ceremonies, each ship, dressed in full regalia, saluted the President as he passed. The President also reviewed the Indian Navy's air arm in a display of spectacular fly-past by several fixed wing and rotary aircraft comprising 15 formations

  • International Fleet Review, Indian Navy, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar

    "Navies world over have conducted fleet reviews to symbolise their loyalty, allegiance to the nation and strengthening bonds between the sailors and the State. IFR 2016 does that much and much more", the President said.

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