Indian Navy to take part in fleet review in ChinaDate: 20 April 2019 Tags: Military Exercises
Indian Navy has sent two ships to take part in International Fleet Review to be held in Qingdao, China as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of People’s Liberation Army Navy. In this fleet review, Indian Navy will be represented by indigenously built stealth guided missile destroyer INS Kolkata and fleet support ship INS Shakti. Pakistan’s Navy is not taking part in this mega naval event.
International Fleet Review (IFR)
It is parade of naval ships, aircraft and submarines. It is organised by nations to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase their organisational capabilities. It also serves as ideal platform for world’s navies to showcase their prowess and indigenous ship designing and ship building capabilities in global/ international arena. Indian Navy had conducted second IFR off Visakhapatnam in Feb 2016, which had seen overwhelming participation of 50 navies with nearly 100 warships.