The Indian Navy's tableau at the Republic Day parade this year will showcase models of INS Vikrant and naval operations that were conducted during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, said its spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal on Friday. "This year's tableau being paraded is in pursuance of tri-services theme 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' and showcases Indian Navy's stellar role during the 1971 Indo-Pak war," he said at a press conference here.
The forward part of the tableau depicts the attack on Karachi harbour by the missile boats undertaken as part of Operation Trident and Python, Madhwal mentioned. "The rear section shows the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant conducting flying operations. These operations led to a sizable damage to ships and shore installations of east Pakistan and contributed immensely to the victory at sea," he said.
The tableau commanders would be Lieutenant Commander C S Ruben and Lieutenant Commander Surbhi Sharma, he mentioned. India is currently celebrating the golden jubilee year (Swarnim Vijay Varsh) of the victory in the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh.