INS Khukri Memorial

Welcome to the INS Khukri Memorial website, a poignant tribute to the indomitable spirit and unwavering courage displayed by the crew of Indian Naval Ship Khukri during the Indo-Pak War in 1971.

Indian Naval Ship Khukri, a valiant frigate of the Indian Navy, faced a tragic fate on 9/12/1971 when it succumbed to three torpedoes launched by a Pakistani submarine, sinking 40 nautical miles off the coast of Diu. Onboard were 18 Officers and 176 Sailors, all of whom bravely faced the perils of war. Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, Mahavir Chakra (Posthumous) of the Indian Navy and the commanding officer at the time, made the ultimate sacrifice, choosing to go down with his ship.

The INS Khukri Memorial, a testament to the heroism displayed in the face of adversity, was inaugurated on 15th December 1999. Situated atop a hillock at Chakratirth beach, the memorial stands as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made for the nation. It features a replica of the INS Khukri Naval Ship, bearing the names of all the martyrs, paying a heartfelt tribute to these brave soldiers.

This memorial is not merely a structure but a living tribute that honors the highest traditions of the Indian Navy. The INS Khukri Memorial stands tall, symbolizing the unyielding spirit and valor of Captain Mulla and his gallant crew, forever etched in the annals of our nation's history. Explore the memorial, reflect on the sacrifices made, and join us in preserving the legacy of these brave souls who gave their all for the defense of our nation.