Indian sailors row boats towards Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat anchored off Mumbai harbour after an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) on November 14, 2011. The tenth President's Fleet Review is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on December 19-20 with a total of 82 ships, submarines and 65 aircrafts scheduled to participate. Historically, Fleet reviews were a precursor to setting sail for war, while other occassions included the coronation of a new monarch, but of late friendly nations send their warships to participate as a measure of reaffirming alliance.




Sea Harrier aircrafts fly past Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011.





Sea Harrier aircrafts prepare to land on Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai's coast on November 14, 2011. The tenth President's Fleet Review is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on December 19-20 with a total of 82 ships, submarines and 65 aircrafts scheduled to participate. Historically, Fleet reviews were a precursor to setting sail for war, while other occassions included the coronation of a new monarch, but of late friendly nations send their warships to participate as a measure of reaffirming alliance.




An Indian sailor gives a signal to an unseen Sea King pilot as Chetak helicopters take off from Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011





Sea King helicopters take off from Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review (PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011





Marine Commando's slide down from a Sea King helicopter and take position during a simulated action onboard Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011.



Indian sailors walk in a line on the flight deck as they visually look for foreign debris after a take off on Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011




A warship fires a flare to simulate an attack on Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011.




India Navy's battleship INS Mysore sails during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011.




India Navy's battleship INS Ganga during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011.






An Indian sailor looks as commando's take positions during a simulated Visit-Board-Search-Seize (VBSS) anti-piracy operation action on board Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat during a demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011. The tenth President's Fleet Review is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on December 19-20 with a total of 82 ships, submarines and 65 aircrafts scheduled to participate. Historically, Fleet reviews were a precursor to setting sail for war, while other occassions included the coronation of a new monarch, but of late friendly nations send their warships to participate as a measure of reaffirming alliance.




Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat sails during an operational demonstration as a pre-cursor to the upcoming President's Fleet Review ( PFR-11) some 50 kms north-east off Mumbai coast on November 14, 2011.