Saturday, February 6, 2016
The President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee will review the International Fleet Review today.
Pranab Mukherjee will be accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. After a 21 gun salute and the ceremonial Guard of Honour, the President embarks on the Presidential Yacht, INS Sumitra that sails through 70 ships at anchorage off Visakhapatnam. He will also review the Indian Naval Air Arm in a display of spectacular fly-past by several fixed wing and rotary aircraft comprising 15 formations. In the final stage the review, a column of warships and submarines will steam past the Presidential Yacht. It will also showcase the latest acquisition of the Indian Navy. The President will review the international fleet comprising of 30 frontline ships. The fly past comprise 15 formations of 45 aircraft including two formations form the Indian Coast Guard.
Pass holders will have to carry ID card:
Additional Director General (Law and Order) R.P.Thakur said that pass holders who intent to attend the International Fleet Review event on Sunday will have to carry at least one photo identify card such as Aadhaar Card, driving licence or passport along with the passes allotted for entry into the venue. He said that this is being done to minimize impersonation, misuse of passes and curtail the entry of wrong people into the venue.
The IFR Village will remain closed for general public till 4pm on Saturday and will remain completely closed on Sunday. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has opened ‘Khadi India’ stall at the IFR Village. The stall features some of the best khadi products produced by artisans form different parts of the country.
The February 7 event will be telecast live on Doordarshan and on a few other channels and will be screened live at about 50 cinema halls including in two Inoxs such as CMR Maddilapalem and Chitralaya.
City Police Commissioner Amit Garg said that the roads will be cordoned off by 2pm and the entry into the venue will begin at the same time. Residents of the Beach Road area are requested to move to their quarters by 2pm, he said. .