Indian Air Force has created a new record of the highest skydive landing at Khardungla Pass in Ladakh at an altitude of 17982 ft. The feat was achieved on 8 Oct 20 to commemorate the 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force.
Wing Commander Gajanad Yadava and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari carried out successful skydiving jump from C-130J aircraft and landed at Khardungla Pass, Leh on 08 Oct 20.
Watch the video of highest skydive landing at Khardungla Pass:
“The landing at such an altitude is extremely challenging due to low oxygen levels combined with low air density and rough & inhospitable hilly terrain. Both the Air Warriors have shown excellent professionalism, grit and determination in overcoming adverse conditions and achieving the grand success of setting a new IAF record,” Defence Ministry said in a press release.
Ministry of Defence further said, “This unique achievement once again demonstrates the capability of the IAF to scale new heights despite the challenges and remain committed to our motto of Mission, Integrity and Excellence.”