Indian Naval Warships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti arrive at Qingdao in China on 21st April 2019, to participate in the International Fleet Review, IFR as part of 70th Anniversary celebrations of PLA-People's Liberation Army (Navy).
International Fleet Review (IFR) is a parade of naval ships, aircraft, and submarines, and is organized by nations to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase their organizational capabilities.
International Fleet Review (IFR) also serves as an ideal platform for the world’s navies to showcase their prowess and indigenous ship designing and shipbuilding capabilities in a global and international arena.
The main objective of the International Fleet Review (IFR) is to promote goodwill, co-operation strengthening and exhibit their organizational capabilities.
INS Kolkata is a warship of Kolkata class stealth guided missile destroyers.
INS Shakti is a Deepak class fleet tanker.
Anniversaries: Navy Day (4 December)
Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Sunil Lanba