Indian Army's brave paratroopers can be seen directly airdropping themselves into Ladakh's Stakna in a new video
Leh: A video has gone viral on social media where a paratrooper can be seen jumping off a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft with no reluctance or inhibition in eastern Ladakh. Defence minister Rajnath Singh witnessed this during his visit at the border in Leh on Friday (July 17).
Rajnath Singh took to Twitter and wrote, "Witnessed the Fire and Fury of the Indian Army during the Para Dropping and other military demonstrations at Stakna near Leh today. Also, I got the opportunity to interact with them. I am proud of these brave and courageous soldiers."
“We Are Ready. Today Fellow Paratroopers tested their routine skills in Ladakh. Jai Hind,” tweeted former Special Forces officer Major Surendra Poonia.
In the video, one of the first paratroopers made the jump, twisted mid-air and waved back to the camera. A total of 14 Indian Army paratroopers can be seen diving into the skies from the exit ramp of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
Defence minister Rajnath arrived in Leh on Friday on a two day-long visit to carry out a comprehensive review of the security scenario in the region in wake of the border row with China.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General MM Naravane are accompanying Singh on the visit.
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Last Updated Jul 18, 2020, 12:47 PM IST