• Short Summary

    India's naval strength was on display February 12--for the first time in eight years--but without the usual ceremonies.

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    GV Naval officers standing to attention on submarine as president's yacht sails past (2 shots)
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    CU President Zail Singh salutes naval officers
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    GV Fleet at sea
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    GV Sailors stand on deck of a battleship (3 shots)
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    SV President salutes the sailors
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    GV Sailors on aircraft carrier "Vikrant" raise their hats in salute (2 shots)
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    GV Aircraft fly past
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    GV Fleet at sea
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    Background: India's naval strength was on display February 12--for the first time in eight years--but without the usual ceremonies. Fireworks and a scheduled banquet were cancelled as India announced an official three-day mourning period following the death of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. But the actual sail-past went full steam ahead. Navy officers dressed in smart white uniforms stood to attention as President Giani Zail Singh's yacht sailed by. Three submarines acquired from the Soviet Union were on view. The fleet of destroyers, frigates and submarines made an impressive sight against Bombay's skyline. Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier "Vikrant" raised their hats in salute to President Singh and cheered him, while aircraft flew over the fleet.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CMT1EN9V4L3K03C1ZLYA589L
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CMT1EN9V4L3K03C1ZLYA589L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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