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Vietnam attends int’l fleet review in India

New Delhi , February 6 (VNA) – The International Fleet Review (IFR) took place in India on February 6 with the participation of nearly 50 countries, including Vietnam .

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar conducted a fleet inspection on the ship INS Sumitra.

The President said, this is a memorable event, which aims to praise the significant role the Indian Navy play in keeping peace on the Indian Ocean .

He called on marine nations to join hands to maintain peace, stability, and security in oceans, adding that the Indian Navy is re-building its strategy to cope with emerging obstacles given global changes.

Vietnam ’s frigate HQ-011 Dinh Tien Hoang docked at the Indian port of Visakhapatnam on February 3 and will stay until February 9.

The IFR was first organised in 1953 to showcase navy power and combat readiness. This year’s event highlighted the theme “United Through Oceans”./.