The Navy and the Coast Guard will display their operational might in the waters and airspace near Subhash Park and Priyadarshini Park on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Warships and aircraft will offer the public a glimpse of their operational roles and capabilities while marine commandos (Marcos) will showcase their unmatched combat skills.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will be the chief guest for the demonstration, being held as part of the ongoing Navy Day celebrations.

A Defence press release said that the demonstration would include aerobatics, fly-past by assorted naval aircraft, ship maneuvers and combat diving skills.

The famed band of the Southern Naval Command would perform as a prelude to the demo. While select guests would watch the show from Rajendra Maidan, the public could view it from the nearby parks.

Over the years, the annual op demo, as the Navy calls it, has become an absolute hit with Kochiites, as it presents in a nutshell the whole spectrum of activities undertaken by the maritime force.

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