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Indian Army conducts the first ever skydive for battle casualty veteran

The first ever skydiving jump for battle casualty veteran (leg amputee) in India was conducted by instructors and training staff of Indian Army (Army Adventure Wing) Thursday at Nasik, Maharashtra by service aircraft from 9000 ft AGL.

Major DP Singh, a Kargil War veteran widely known as “Indian Blade Runner” was trained by Indian Army to perform a first ever successful Skydive endorsing the “Spirit of Adventure” for all disabled soldiers who suffered physical/war injuries in peace and war time.

General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, COAS approved the activity for the officer to commemorate “Year of Disabled in the Line of Duty” and hence started the journey on 18 March wherein the officer was trained on first jump course which successfully culminated on today by safe and successful landing at the dropzone and witnessed by soldiers and recruits of training establishment at Nasik.

‘This activity will further motivate and enthuse the zeal of soldierly spirit in disabled soldiers of the services,’ said a senior official.

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