INS Khukri Memorial

Indian Naval Ship Khukri was a frigate of the Indian Navy. During the Indo Pak War in 1971, she fell prey to three torpedoes fired by a Pakistan submarine on 9/12/1971 and sank 40 nautical miles off the coast of Diu taking down with her a crew of 18 Officers and 176 Sailors. Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, Mahavir Chakra (Posthumous) of the Indian Navy, the then Commanding Officer of the ship, chose to go down with the warship. The heroic act of Cap. Mulla and his valiant crew is shining example of unyielding spirit and indomitable courage glorifying the heist traditions of the Indian Navy. The INS Khukri Memorial was inaugurated on 15th December, 1999 and is found erected on the hillock at Chakratirth beach. It is a replica of the INS Khukri Naval Ship.

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Air india

From Mumbai to diu

Flights: 4 time a week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

Diu airport

Airport road, Diu, Daman and Diu 362570

Contact : 02875 254 743

BY Railways

Nearest railway station is Veraval about 90 kms. It provides an onward connection to Ahmedabad, Mumbai and other cities.

Reservation Timing
9.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M.
(Monday to Saturday)

Contact : (02875) 252122

By Roadways

Gujarat State Transport Buses and Private Luxury Coaches are available for Mumbai, Daman, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Veraval etc.

UNA - G.S.R.T.C. Inquiry.

Contact : (02875) 221600