Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Tarun Chaudhary Wingsuit Skydive became the first pilot to jump. He made a jump of 8500 feet from Mi-17 V5 helicopter at Air Force Station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
This is the first time when a pilot of Indian Air Force jumped the Wingsuit SkyDive with the same helicopter, which he has just flown. It is a military transport version equipped with modern avionics and glass cockpit instrumentation. Rotary-wing aircraft has state-of-the-art shipping equipment, avionics, weather radars.
Kargil Vijay Divas is celebrated every year on 26th July, which is celebrated in honor of the Kargil war heroes. The Kargil war has more than 60 days between India and Pakistan. This event ended on July 26, 1999. India successfully took over the command of the high posts which had lost to the Pakistani intruders.