New Delhi : A new record has been set by two officers of the Indian Air Force in SkyDiving. Wing Commander Gajanand Yadav and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari jumped from a height of 17 thousand 982 feet and broke their old record. These two officers achieved this by jumping over the Khardungla Pass in Leh on October 8 to mark the 88th Air Force Day. Wing Commander Gajanand Yadav and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari are members of the sky diving team Galaxy.
The Air Force issued a statement
A statement from the Indian Air Force stated that due to low air density and low oxygen levels in bumpy hilly areas, landing at such an altitude is extremely challenging. The statement said that both the air warriors showed excellent patience and determination in overcoming adversity and achieved a resounding success by setting a new record. The Galaxy team of Airforce has 14 members. It was built in August 1987.
Wing Commander Gajanand Yadav has done skydiving more than 2900 times till now. It is to be known that in August this year, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award was given for the achievements of sky diving in the year 2019.
Wing Commander Gajanand Yadav did sky diving from a height of 12 thousand feet in the Malpura drop zone of Agra in Uttar Pradesh in December 2018. The Galaxy team of Airforce has a total of 14 members. Cadets from the Paratroopers Training School of the Indian Air Force are included in the galaxy team.