INS Khukri Memorial

Diu, DD - 362520

Type: Landmark
02875 252 653
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The INS Khukri Memorial is a poignant tribute to the naval officers and sailors who lost their lives during the sinking of INS Khukri, a naval ship of the Indian Navy, during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The memorial is located in Diu, a union territory in western India, and stands as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by brave servicemen in defense of their nation.

INS Khukri, a British-built frigate, was part of the Indian Navy's Western Fleet during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan. On the night of December 9, 1971, while patrolling off the coast of Diu, INS Khukri was hit by torpedoes fired by a Pakistani submarine, resulting in its sinking. The ship sank within minutes, claiming the lives of 18 officers and 176 sailors, making it one of the Indian Navy's most significant losses in wartime.

The INS Khukri Memorial commemorates the bravery and valor of the officers and sailors who perished in the tragedy. The memorial features a scale model of INS Khukri, along with plaques bearing the names of the personnel who lost their lives. Visitors to the memorial can pay their respects, reflect on the sacrifices made by the servicemen, and honor their memory.

The INS Khukri Memorial serves as a symbol of courage, sacrifice, and national pride, reminding future generations of the sacrifices made by the armed forces to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. It stands as a solemn testament to the indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment of India's naval personnel in the face of adversity.

Besides this landmark, there are six more landmarks listed in Diu. There's also seven attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of INS Khukri Memorial on the map above. If you need any other information on INS Khukri Memorial that is not listed here, please call 02875 252 653 or visit their website.

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