International Fleet Review (IFR)-2016
Visakhapatnam is getting ready to host a major international event - the International Fleet Review 2016 - in the first week of February. Earlier this month, the city hosted the Partnership Summit of the CII and the two events have given the image of the city a great fillip.
The IFR 2016 will be held here from February 4 to Feb 8 and more than 90 ships, 24 of them foreign, will participate in the event. It is intended to showcase the prowess and capabilities of the Indian Navy. President Pranab Mukherjee will review the fleet on February 6. INS Sumitra, an indigenously built naval offshore vessel, will be the presidential yacht.
Show your Aadhar card and get a free pass to watch various events of Indian Navy’s prestigious, – International Fleet Review (IFR), from the Beach Road. Plans are afoot by the district administration to issue free passes to the general public to view the events. While some of the events of the IFR have restricted entry, some are allowed for public view.
These passes will be issued at all the Mee Seva centres from the next week onwards. Around 1 lakh passes are being readied. Public can watch Operations Demonstration (Op Demo) and International City Parade, which are the highlights of the IFR at the Beach Road on Feb 7