The Unforgettable

U C Pandey: A Martyr of INS Khukhri 1971

Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the crew members of the INS Khukri. On 9 December 1971, the INS Khukri sank after it was torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine. The names of the 176 sailors and 18 officers who died are recorded below; there were 67 survivors.

We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about the martyrs. There will be a separate page for each person of the 194 INS Khukri martyrs. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available to us.

This page is for U C Pandey.

The Martyrs of INS Khukhri 1971

Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the crew members of the INS Khukri. On 9 December 1971, the INS Khukri sank after it was torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine. The names of the 176 sailors and 18 officers who died are recorded below; there were 67 survivors.

We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about the martyrs. There will be a separate page for each person of the 194 INS Khukri martyrs. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available to us.

This list of those who died is taken from Vice Admiral G M Hiranandani (Retd.) Transition to Triumph: Indian Navy 1965: 1975, available at http://indiannavy.nic.in/book/battle-casualties-indo-pakistan-war-1971?page=0,0

 

Name

Rank

Name

Rank

Mahendra Nath Mulla

Ag Capt(X)

Mukadavil Ommen Ommen

Cdr(E)

Joginder Krishan Suri

Lt Cdr(X)

Prabhat Kumar

Lt Cdr(L)

Rajat Kumar Sen

Lt Cdr(S)

Manbar Singh

LtSD/TAS

Suresh Hiranand Kundanmal

Lt(X)

Vinod Kumar Jain

Lt(L)

Davinder Kumar Sharma

Lt

Sudhanshu Sekhar Panda

Surg Lt

Madabhushi Sampath Kumar

Lt

Satyedra Pal Singh Kushwaha

Sub Lt

Samvel Abraham

Sub Lt

Sushil Kumar

Sub Lt

Shashi Prakash

Sub Lt

Guru Qal Singh Sandhu

Sub Lt

Subhash Chander Sapra

Sub Lt

Ashok Gulab Rao Patil

Midshipman

Bansilal

MCPO 2

OP Kohli

MCELP II

KG Nair

MAA

A Singh

SCPO

N Singh

CHME

MA Prosperian

CHYS

MK Unnikrishnan

ERA 2

JS Harike

EAP 2

BN Singh

ERA 3

S Mohan

ERA 3

P Balachandran

ERA 3

TR Raju

EAP 3

SK Pathak

EAP 3

SK Verma

SWA 3

KS Mankotia

WM 3

AP Rana

MECH 3

SN Ram

PO

A Latif

PO

Thottapura Chathunni Sidharthan

PO

CD Mandiri

PO

NS Kathait

PO

R Singh

PO Wtr

HK Singh

PO Wtr

R Piara

SPO

M Singh

POME

C Kachchap

POME

MRC Nair

POME

R Singh

POME

J Raj

POEL(P)

R Singh

POEL(P)

KS John

PO Tel

WP Manuel

PO Tel

LS Sharma

ERA IV

GP Singh

ERA IV

S Singh

EAP IV

Inderjit

EAP IV

PR Krishnan

EAP IV

A Singh

EAP IV

B Singh

EAP IV

KB Sadhies

EAR IV

SC Chauhan

EAP IV

K Mukhopadya

AG ERAIV

Dhiman

LS

K Singh

PO Std

HR Sharma

PO Std

Jabharden

POCK(S)

Sridhar

LS

Desondhi Mal

LS

M Singh

LS

MG Pandey

LS

R Singh

LS

B Sasidharan

AG LS(TY)

KR Joshi

AG LS

SS Malhan

LME

Rameshwar

LME

JB Patil

LME

B Malesappar

LME

YS Bhardwaj

LME

RS Nimon

LME

SBS Chauhan

LME

P Singh Shekhawat

LMA

H Singh

L Wtr

K Singh

L Wtr

RS Parmar

L Tel

Prakash Kulkarni

L Tel

A Sebastian

L Tel

BD Manna

L Tel

PR Lokiaah

LSIG

SS Yadav

L Sig

Salg Ram

LMER

KM Kuria

LEMP

S Lal

LEMP

E John

EAR 5

Karam Chand Nandh

EAR 5

M Sharma

EAR 5

K Chand

EAR 5

P Singh

ERA 5

TO Verghese

L STD

PK Sen

LCK (O)

S Shinde

LCK (S)

M Chand

LCK

Om Prakash

L Top

MS Negi

Sea I

AK Tripathi

Sea I

BS Tangniya

Sea I

AK Sarkar

Sea I

SK Das

Sea I

N Samanta

Sea I

R Sankar

Sea I

SP Dutta

Sea I

AK Jha

Sea I

Raj Kumar

Sea I

I Singh

Sea I

Mohinder Pal

Sea I

LG Werulkar

Sea I

Tilochan Samanta

Sea 1

G Ravindranathan Nair

Sea I

VK Ramadavan Pillai

Sea I

MV Somraj

Sea I

NS Gopalkrishnan Nair

Sea 1

John Thomas

Sea I

K Gurudas

Sea I

RN Sahadevan

Sea I

Zainuddin

Sea I

EP Verghese

Sea I

P Chand

Sea I

CP Kurian

Sea I

SB Sami

Sea I

A Kabilan

Sea I

HK Mehta

Tel I

Parma Nand

Tel I

W Ray

Tel I

S Thomas

Tel I

KK Sud

Sig I

H Singh

Sig I

KG Daniel

SA 1

A Ram

SA I

SN Pathak

ME I

V Singh

ME I

SK Biswas

ME I

TR Salunke

ME 1

Hari Lal

ME I

K Kabbur

ME 1

KB Singh Guleria

ME I

B Singh

ME I

VN Narayana

ME I

G Venkatesan

ME I

R Gurumurthy

ME I

AK Khanna

EMR I

PL Sheemar

EMR I

VR More

STD 1

P Ram

STD I

S Dass

STD 1

BK Mandal

CK I

TNS Shetty

CK (S) 1

GB Singh

CK1

M Halim

Wtr I

A Lal

Top I

P Singh

Top I

B Singh

Sea II

V Venugopal

Sea II

RB Singh

Sea II

Om Prakash Tyagi

Sea II

Raghbir Singh Yadav

Sea II

SS Nirwal

Sea II

M Ram

Sea II

R Singh

Sea II

N Chand

Sea II

PL Devassy

Sea II

SN Krishnan

Emp II

KP Moideen

ME II

PC Maity

ME II

Banshi Lal

ME II

HR Jat

ME II

R Srinivasan

ME II

JNK Nair

ME II

Ram Anju

EMP II

KS Thakur

EMP II

AP Mahanan

EMP II

V Deshmukh

Tel

AG Rajamani

Tel

B Singh

Tel

KP Bhaskaran

Tel

N Balan

Tel

B Das

Sig

P Chand

Sig

Hiralal Jat

EMR II

Hari Mitter

EMR II

Jagdish Chand

STD II

R Mahto

STD II

H Singh

CK (S)

B Ram

CK (S)

PS Rawat

CK(O)

A Raju

CK (O)

Nandu Bhai

Top II

U C Pandey

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Mahendra Nath Mulla: A Martyr of INS Khukhri 1971

Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the crew members of the INS Khukri. On 9 December 1971, the INS Khukri sank after it was torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine. The names of the 176 sailors and 18 officers who died are recorded below; there were 67 survivors.

We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about the martyrs. There will be a separate page for each person of the 194 INS Khukri martyrs. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available to us.

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