The Indian Navy will be conducting an International Fleet Review 2016 from February 4 to February 8, off Visakhapatnam. The IFR-16 is proposed to be done at a much larger scale than ever done before.
The artistic lines of the IFR logo represent the initial letters of the International Fleet Review, namely I, F and R. The alphabets are coordinated in a fashion to indicate the three dimensions of the Navy, viz. Ship, Submarine and Aircraft. The inner circle has the colours of the Indian Tricolour. The outer circle has the event, the year and its venue.
The mascot for IFR-2016 is Dolphin - known for its intelligence, social habits and grace, depicting friendship across the oceans. Being located in the Navy's premier submarine operating command, Vizag's association with the dolphin is accentuated by the 'Dolphineers' (Submariners) proudly displaying the prestigious "Dolphin" badge on their chests.
A theme song has also been composed for the IFR-16. Listen to the theme song: