Award for TRV-72 victim Shishir Kumar

Commander Shishir Kumar Yadavannavar of the Indian Navy was awarded with the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak posthumously for saving the lives of civilians and naval staff despite staring at the face of death in the Bay of Bengal.

The 32-year old commander while posted at Naval Armament Inspection Cell in NSTL, Visakhapatnam, had embarked Indian Navy’s Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV-72) from INS Ranvir after User Evaluation trails on November 6, 2014. A few minutes later flooding has reported in the TRV-72 steering gear compartment. Read more



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