Who was the Captain of the INS Khukri?

Who was the Captain of the INS Khukri?

Captain M N Mulla
Mahendra Nath Mulla

Captain M N Mulla MVC
Rank Captain
Commands held INS Khukri
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Awards Maha Vir Chakra (posthumous)

How was INS Khukri sunk?

The torpedo struck Khukri and exploded under its oil tanks. According to the Pakistani submarine captain, Commander Ahmed Tasnim, the ship sank within two minutes. Other sources claim that Khukri was struck by three torpedoes before going down.

Who was the first naval Captain of independent India to give supreme sacrifice in INS Khukri?

Captain Mulla was the first captain of independent India’s navy to go down with his ship. For his conspicuous gallantry and dedication to duty, he was posthumously honoured with the Maha Vir Chakra — India’s second highest military decoration after the Param Vir Chakra.

Who is the hero of Indian Navy?

Indian Navy war hero Commodore Gopal Rao who led Karachi Port attack in 1971 dies at 95. He displayed conspicuous gallantry and outstanding leadership and was awarded the first Maha Vir Chakra in the Indian Navy. It is to mark this victory that Navy Day is celebrated on December 4.

Which was the first frigate naval ship in India?

The Nilgiri-class frigates were the first major warships to be built in India, in association with Yarrow Shipbuilders of the United Kingdom.

What is the old name of Indian Navy?

the Bombay Marine
In 1834, the Bombay Marine became Her Majesty’s Indian Navy. The Navy saw action in the First Opium War of 1840 and in the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852. Due to some unrecorded reasons, the Navy’s name reverted to the Bombay Marine from 1863 to 1877, after which it was named Her Majesty’s Indian Marine.

Is INS Vikrant still alive?

She was preserved as a museum ship in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai until 2012. In January 2014, the ship was sold through an online auction and scrapped in November 2014 after final clearance from the Supreme Court….INS Vikrant (R11)

United Kingdom
Decommissioned 31 January 1997
Homeport Bombay
Identification Pennant number: R11

What is the full name of Navy?

Naval Branch Of Indian Armed Forces is the full form of navy.

What does Arihant mean?

Arihant (Jain Prakrit: arihant, Sanskrit: árhat “conqueror”) is a jiva (soul) who has conquered inner passions such as attachment, anger, pride and greed.

What is the length of INS Arihant?

111 m
INS Arihant/Length

At a length of 110m and breadth of 11m, Arihant is the longest in the Indian Navy’s fleet of submarines and can accommodate a crew of 95.

Who are the survivors of the INS Khukri?

Commodore (retd) SN Singh, one of the survivors of the tragedy, recalls it was 8.45pm on December 9, right after Akashvani broadcast that two torpedoes from PNS Hangor had hit the ship. Mulla realised the ship could not be saved and gave the command to abandon ship. Six officers and 61 men survived that fateful night. 18 officers and 178 men died.

What did captain Mulla do in the sinking of INS Khukri?

Major General (retd) Ian Cardozo in his book, ‘The Sinking of INS Khukri: Survivors’ Stories,’ recounts how Mulla exhorted and ensured everyone left the ship. He gave away the last life jacket on board – his own – to a young sailor and said, “Go on, save yourselves, do not worry about me.”

What was the purpose of INS Khukri in 1971?

India’s 14 squadron was tasked to hunt Pakistan submarine PNS Hangor spotted near Diu. The 3-frigate squadron was one short as INS Kuthar broke down. I NS Khukri was one of the Blackwood anti-submarine frigates built by Britain in the 1950s and inducted into the Indian Navy towards the end of 1959.

What was the name of the submarine that sank INS Khukri?

INS Khukri (F149) INS Khukri was a British Type 14 (Blackwood-class) frigate of the Indian Navy. She was sunk off the coast of Diu, Gujarat, India by the Pakistan Navy Daphné-class submarine Hangor on 9 December 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This was the first warship sunk in action by a submarine since the Korean War.