Navy shows off its military might at IFR

Visakhapatnam: The prowess of Indian Navy was at full display during the Operation Demonstration held here today as part of the ongoing International Fleet Review 2016.

Thousands of people turned up at the Rama Krishna beach here to witness the spectacular 30-minute long demonstration.

Flypast by naval helicopters Chetak and fighter jets, arrival of marine commandos in Gemini boats and an onshore mock attack left the viewers impressed.

Helicopters landing on the ships, beaching demo by Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) and tanks, oil rig demolition, small team insertion and extraction display, high-speed run by Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs), take-off by sea harrier aircraft from INS Viraat, demonstrations involving hawk and sea harrier aircraft also enthralled people.

Marine commandos coming down with parachutes, airlifting of marine commandos by a naval helicopter and firing of rockets by MiG29K and Hawk and few others, also formed part of the demonstration.

The country’s aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Viraat passing at the sea and the high speed run by ISVs, illuminations of ships were some other highlights during the op-demo.