PHOTOS: India's Navy's Might On Full Display At The International Fleet Review

08/02/2016 4:19 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Indian naval commandos show their prowess during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday reviewed the imposing international parade of fleet at International Fleet Review-2016 in Vishakapatnam. Fifty countries from across the globe came together to participate in a show of prowess and preparedness by the Indian Navy.

Mukherjee, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, among others at the Fleet Review. The President was onboard 'INS Sumitra' which sailed through a display of 70 ships at anchorage off Visakhapatnam.

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. 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 Naval air arm in a display of spectacular fly-past by several fixed wing and rotary aircraft comprising 15 formations.

Here are some of the photos from the day.

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    Indian naval commandos show their prowess during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Japanese sailors take their caps in their hand as they salute the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian sailors on a veer class corvette take their caps in their hand as they salute the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    A 'kolkata' class destroyer is seen on the left along with other warships during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    An Indian naval ship carrying Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, passes Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya during International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian guided missile destroyer 'Ranveer' is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian sailors aboard the Indian aircraft carrier Viraat, line up to salute the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian sailors aboard the Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, line up to salute the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Modified kiev-class Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    U.S. sailors on USS Antietam, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, line up to salute the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian naval commandos show their prowess during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Different warships are seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Ilyushin Il-18, a maritime patrol and anti submarine warfare aircraft flies past during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Different naval helicopters fly past during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    MiG-29K aircrafts fly past during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    A kilo class Indian submarine is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Modified kiev-class Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian sailors on modified kiev-class Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya line up to salute the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Modified kiev-class Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, right, and centaur-class Indian aircraft carrier Viraat, are seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    An Indian naval helicopter displays its skills during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    An indigenously built Extra Fast Attack Craft of the Indian navy, based on the design of Israeli Super Dvora Mk II, is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Indian guided missile destroyer 'Ranveer' is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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