IAF Skydivers Break Previous Record Of Highest Skydive Landing At Khardungla Pass in Leh

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They are known to be strong, they know to be trained to take on challenges. In the latest challenge taken on by Indian Air Force(IAF) skydivers carried out a skydiving landing at Khardungla pass on the 88th anniversary of the IAF on October 8th. The skydivers landed at Khardungla Pass, Leh at an altitude of 17,982 feet. This has surmounted their earlier record. The team has carried out the highest skydiving landing by an IAF team.

The IAF skydivers are seeing landing in Khardungla pass using parachutes. According to the Defense Ministry press release, Wing Commander Gajanad Yadava and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari carried out successful skydiving jump from C-130J aircraft and landed at Khardungla Pass, Leh.

The IAF tweeted on Friday, “Congratulations IAF Skydivers carried out a ‘Skydive Landing’ at Khardungla Pass, Ladakh at an altitude of 17982 ft setting a new IAF record. The feat was achieved on 8 Oct 20 to commemorate the 88th anniversary of the IAF.”

The IAF skydivers combatted the extremely challenging low oxygen levels combined with low air density and rough and inhospitable hilly terrain while landing at such a high altitude.

This is another feat in IAF’s cap which looks to come up with adventurous challenges to bring out a feeling of grit, mental strength, team spirit and bonhomie.

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