Cmde Suresh Kumar Sabhlok, Vr.C, Indian Navy

Cmde Suresh Kumar Sabhlok, Vr.C

Commander Sabhlok was the commanding officer of a naval unit which took part in the second naval attack on Karachi.

On the night of 8th December 1971, he was assigned the task of destroying an enemy patrol craft in the approaches to Karachi. Despite the proximity of enemy shore batteries and the danger from enemy aircraft, Cdr Sabhlok led his ship into attack and sank the enemy patrol craft. On completion of his mission, he rejoined his task force and attacked enemy ships and installations off Karachi.

Throughout, Cdr Sabhlok displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.