India’s naval might on full display at International Fleet review off Vizag coast

Amongst the Indian platforms that paraded in front of the high profile delegation off the east coast was INS Vikramaditya- India’s biggest aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, destroyers INS Kolkata, Mysore, frigates- Shivalik, Satpura, Teg amongst others.

Written by Pranav Kulkarni | Visakhapatnam | Updated: February 6, 2016 5:13 pm
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President Pranab Mukherjee inspected one of the largest maritime events in the recent past, as International Fleet Review 2016 (IFR 2016) took place off the Visakhapatnam coast on Saturday.

Close to 75 Indian warships and 24 from Navies across the globe sailed past the Presidential yacht- INS Sumitra, that, besides Mukherjee hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Manohar Parrikar, three service chiefs besides others.

IN PICTURES: India’s Naval Might On Full Display At Vizag, President Reviews fleet

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Amongst the Indian platforms that paraded in front of the high profile delegation off the east coast was INS Vikramaditya- India’s biggest aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, destroyers INS Kolkata, Mysore, frigates- Shivalik, Satpura, Teg amongst others.

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President Mukherjee watched as the Navy’s surface, sub surface and aerial platforms performed breathtaking maneuvers off Visakhapatnam’s famous Rama Krishna beach. The Naval helicopters Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, Chetaks performed Search and Rescue missions even as the latest acquisition P- 8i maritime reconnaissance aircraft flew past the Presidential yacht.

The Hawk and Mig- 29 K aircraft too displayed breathtaking maneuvers- displaying the skills of the Naval warriors to operate their fighter jets at a pressure six times the gravitational force.

Sailors on board the vessels saluted the Presidential yacht and waved their berrets in a gesture to acknowledge the reviewing by the Supreme Commander of the armed forces. Amongst international platforms that paraded in front of the President were platforms from Bangladesh, China, US, Australia, Mauritius, Oman, UK, Vietnam besides others.

Close to 4000 sailors participated in the fleet review- perceived to be the biggest so far in India. The first international review had taken place in 2001 in which navies of 29 countries from across the globe had participated.

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    Shamelessness.galore
    Feb 6, 2016 at 11:09 am
    RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER RENAMED AS INDIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND DOUCHES ARE SO PROUD TO DISPLAY THEIR BUYING POWER. NEXT WOULD BE GUAM AIRCRAFT CARRIER RENAMED AS INDIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
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      Bean.counters
      Feb 6, 2016 at 11:25 am
      I beg Israel to help brahmins in projecting their failed ego of 68 years. Impotent brahmins should acquire more contraptions and keep themselves busy counting their kickbacks.
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        ajeet
        Feb 6, 2016 at 12:34 pm
        The mullah ragheads couldn't defeat a small country in their midst called Israel ?
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          A. C.
          Feb 6, 2016 at 9:12 am
          In such a formal function the Defence minister was wearing sandles ! What a shame. navy should buy him a pair of shoes and two pairs of socks.
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            Champion Network
            Feb 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm
            Champ-cash
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              Champion Network
              Feb 6, 2016 at 11:18 pm
              Champ.cash
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                Ravi Bopparaju
                Feb 6, 2016 at 4:49 pm
                Kudos to your bravery bro. The fact is any out of date ideology has to be redirected to DUSTBIN. What many people do not understand is that practicing the Theology you mentioned is not only UNHEALTHY, but downright Myopic, Disaster prone, Out of date, perhaps Corrupt too...
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                  Ravi Bopparaju
                  Feb 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm
                  The Uninitiated can be MIGHTY EXCITED. Regrettably, The Indian Navy should have been a real force by now. To be a bit frank or candid, a bunch of highly motivated folks from Syria or Chechen kids can Obliterate the Most Out of date, Corrupt, Inefficient, and bizarrely pot bellied chicken armed force in the World!
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                    Gaybriyella
                    Feb 6, 2016 at 10:17 am
                    Send Valentine's Day Flowers to Mexico to make your celebration ger with the one you love. Embellish your feelings with the touch of Chocolates, Hampers, Champagnes and lot more products through the online shopping sites. They will be delivered straight to the doorsteps of your loved ones without any delay to make their day more special and ever cherish able.
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                      Murthy
                      Feb 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm
                      I am not sure you can count, let alone counting 'Beans'.... Now start counting, which of the ruling dy-nasties in India of today would view themselves as 'brahmins', eh?
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                        Murthy
                        Feb 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm
                        Okay, we see your user name implying you are shameless galore. Old or new, this aircraft carrier can bomb to smithreens quite a few enemy ships and aircraft. Even a normal cargo ship with a good double hull, whatever its age, can be converted to a war ship.
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                          Priyank
                          Feb 6, 2016 at 8:36 am
                          What is the point of projecting this empty might when you can't even do anything about terrorist from stan killing India citizens?
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                            Priyank
                            Feb 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
                            The mare hue are killing Indians. It's time to act against the mare hue instead of just lip service. India should learn something if not from US (who went to war for one attack) then from Israel who is so successful in inating its enemies. Enough is enough. If this gov can't, we'll a gov that can.
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                              Priyank
                              Feb 6, 2016 at 10:57 am
                              We have been saying "We will" for the past 3 decades. When will the "We will" ever take place. Not in this century I guess
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                                David
                                Feb 6, 2016 at 8:46 am
                                We will...there are many ways to destroy a enemy. stan is in a grip of death.
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                                  madhu fan
                                  Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm
                                  thank the congress for that
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                                    N Mahesh
                                    Feb 6, 2016 at 11:43 am
                                    you sc..nd..l you belong to which minority?
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