Mukherjee, Modi review Indian Navy fleet off Vizag shore

NEW DELHI: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee along with Prime Minister Narendra 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 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, Times of India reported.

The fleet review was to have 71 of Indian Navy’s ships lined up, including both aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya and INS Virat. 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.

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