President Pranab Mukherjee conducted a fleet review of the Indian Navy ships amid a glittering ocean off Vizag shore on Saturday.
The President, embarked on the INS Sumitra, inspected the fleet along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi from INS Sumitra, an off shore patrol vessel. The upper deck of the ship has been modified to accommodate President Muhkerjee , PM Modi and other VVIPs.
INS Sunayna, with the media onboard, was fourth in the column of ships behind the president’s yacht.
The fleet review was to have 71 of Indian Navy’s ships lined up, including both aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya and INS Virat.
Glimpses from the International Fleet Review. pic.twitter.com/qfimF8XIuT— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2016
However, INS Virat will be retiring soon.
Around 50 navies and 24 foreign ships were participants in the International Fleet Review, the second to be held by India and largest military exercise hosted by the country so far.