The International Fleet Review began on February 4 at Vishakapatanam. The prowess of the Indian Navy is on display during the event. As many as 51 maritime countries are participating in the event. A ceremonial guard of honour was held on the first day. The overall theme of the maritime exhibition this time is Make In India. President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the international and Indian fleet. An Indian Naval Band concert was held as well.
This edition saw the biggest IFR event that has taken place in India. The last one was held in Mumbai in 2001 and saw the participation of 29 countries. Nearly 1.5 lakh people congregated in Vishakapatanam to witness the International Fleet Review.
Here are the highlights of this year’s event:
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