INS Khukri Memorial

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : INS Khukri Memorial, Diu, Daman and Diu, India

Why to visit INS Khukri Memorial

A miniature model of the INS Khukri is displayed in a glass cabinet as part of the commemoration. The identities of all of the ship's officers and crew are listed at the top. There is a sitting configuration for guests in an open air theatre facing the sea. A wonderful view of the sun setting over the Arabian Sea may be had from the monument.

The INS Khukri memorial was built in 1999 to honour the courageous Indian Navy heroes. On the 9th of December 1971, the INS Khukri, one of India's ancient naval ships, was sunk 40 nautical miles off the coastline of Diu after being hit by three explosives fired by a Pakistan submarine. On board the ship, 18 officers and 176 sailors gave their life for the country's honour. The commander of this battleship was Mahendra Nath Mulla Mahavir Chakra.

Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, the commanding general on board the INS Khukri, was given a choice of protecting himself and his crew by submitting in front of the intruders. However, instead of succumbing to the enemies, he opted to drown with the ship. The Mahavir Chakra was bestowed to him posthumously, and the INS Khurki Memorial was established to honour such brave warriors.

FAQ on INS Khukri Memorial

What is the appropriate amount of time to spend at the memorial?

A visit to the gateway should 30 minutes approx.

Is it required to pay a fee to visit the memorial?

No the location is open to the public.

Special Tip

The best time to visit the memorial is between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you want to drive to the INS Khukri Memorial in Diu, you can stay at the adjacent Azzaro Resort & Spa, Radhika Beach Resort, or Hotel Ankur.

By Inaaya Sharma

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