The naval band performs at Presidential Band Concert on the occasion of International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. A PTI Photo.
VISAKHAPATNAM (PTI): The International Fleet Review-2016 formally culminated with a joint international band concert at the Naval Officers' Institute here on Monday.
Warships and Navy personnel from 50 countries participated in the five-day IFR off Vizag coast.
Bands of the Navies of the participating countries and the host Indian Navy performed before Admiral R K Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, who was the chief guest, and others.
As per custom, the ships of visiting Navies would be given a send-off today. They would be escorted to the open seas on their way home, a Navy release said here.
The ships will sail out from Visakhapatnam in two groups of 27 each for Passage Exercise (PASSEX).
There would be various exercises during the PASSEX such as various formation manoeuvres, cross deck landing of aircraft, etc.