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LT COMMANDER D S CHOUHAN : A SEA WARRIOR

Lieutenant Commander Dharmendra Singh Chouhan belonged to Ratlam city of Madhya Pradesh. He joined the Indian Navy in 2013. In 2019 he was serving aboard INS Vikramaditya. INS Vikramaditya joined the Indian Navy in the year 2013 and was the most potent platform of the Indian navy manned by about 110 officers and 1500 sailors. 

Place of Birth Ratlam, MP 
Rank Lieutenant Commander 
Unit INS Vikramaditya 
Date of Martyrdom 26th April 2019 

On 26th April 2019, the engine room of INS Vikramaditya caught fire following a blast in one of the steam pipes. The blast damaged the fuel pipe causing the fire in the engine room. The vessel had a total of 21 decks and the fire broke out on Deck 3 that damaged two compartments. Lieutenant Commander Chouhan sensing the gravity of the situation swung into action giving directions to his men to bring the fire under control and prevent any damage to men and material. However, he was hit by a jet of steam when he went into the smoke room. He sustained serious burns and later succumbed to his injuries.  

Lieutenant Commander Chouhan was a gallant soldier and an inspiring officer. He is survived by his mother, wife, and sister. 

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