The City of Destiny will witness an Operational Demonstration (Op Demo) and the International City Parade at the picturesque RK Beach on Sunday evening. The exhilarating 30-minutes Op demo will showcase multi-dimensional operational tasks undertaken by various arms of the Indian Navy. Several warships, submarines, aircraft as well as Marine Commandos will present an action-packed display of the capabilities of the Indian Navy. The demonstration will culminate with an address by the Chief Guest of the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who would also release a book “Maritime Heritage" here.
This will be followed by one of the highlights of the IFR - the International City Parade. The marching contingents -- Army, Air Force, State Police, NCC, foreign navies and marching bands from the three services and visiting countries will be participating in the parade along with the host, the Indian Navy. A hornpipe dance will be performed by the Sea Cadet Corps and tableaux will add vibrancy and colour to the event.
The unique Parade will be conducted after sunset which will be followed by illumination of ships, pyrotechnics culminating with a light and sound show by Scandinavian Airshow team. The parade will end with a reception hosted by the Chief of the Naval Staff, in honour of the Prime Minister. The Parade will be held on the lines of the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. The RK Beach road in the city which will be dressed up at its best for the spectacular show will have a semi-formal festive parade, with each participating foreign navy also showcasing its cultural heritage and marching under their respective national colours.