‘Blade Runner’ and Kargil War Veteran Major DP Singh| 1st Disabled Veteran to Skydive


The first ever skydiving jump for Battle Casualty Veteran (leg amputee) in India was conducted in Maharashtra’s Nashik on 28th March.

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

Instructors and training staff of Indian Army (Army Adventure Wing) also did the jump using service aircraft. They jumped from a height of 9000 ft.

Singh's journey to this jump began with a training on First Jump Course and successfully culminated on March 28, with a safe and successful landing at the Dropzone. It was witnessed by soldiers and recruits of training establishment at Nasik.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and COAS approved the activity for the officer to commemorate ‘year of disabled in the line of duty’.
“This activity will further motivate and enthuse the zeal of soldierly spirit in disabled soldiers of the services,”

SOURCE- MumbaiMirror

         

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