Last Rank : Lieutenant Commander
UNIT: (INS Khukri) Surface Ships
Operation : Op Cactus Lily
Date of Martyrdom : Dec 09, 1971
Lieutenant Commander Joginder Krishan Suri was the second in command of INS Khukri which sank in the Arabian Sea after a Pakistani Submarine attack.
On 9th December,1971, when his ship was hit by the enemy torpedoes, Lt Cdr Suri realising the danger to his men rushed and cut all the life saving floats and rafts and threw them in the sea. Despite the fact that chances of survival were getting less every second, he continued to guide his men to safety and helped in saving large number of people there. In this action he made the supreme sacrifice of his life.
Lt Cdr Suri displayed a gallantry courage and determination towards his work. He was awarded Vir Chakra Posthumously.
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