Service: Navy

Last Rank : Lieutenant Commander

UNIT: (INS Khukri) Surface Ships

Operation : Op Cactus Lily

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 09, 1971

Lt Cdr Joginder Krishan Suri VrC

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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