The sky is the limit for valiant heroes of the Indian Army and it is this valor that was epitomized recently by Major DP Singh – also known as ‘India’s Blade Runner’ – when he jumped off a plane and completed a successful skydive and becomes the first battle casualty disabled Indian soldier to complete a skydive.
Major DP Singh (Retd.), a Kargil War veteran widely known as ‘Indian Blade Runner’ performed the Sky Dive in Nashik, Maharashtra endorsing the ‘Spirit Of Adventure’ for all disabled soldiers who have suffered physical injuries during peace and action. He had lost his right leg in action during the Indo-Pak War 1999.
He also became first Divyang soldier of the Indian Armed Forces to achieve this rare feat.
Singh was trained by Indian Army after General Bipin Rawat had approved this daring activity for the officer to commemorate the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in the Line of Duty 2018-19’.
The journey started on 18th March, 2019 wherein the officer was trained on First Jump Course which successfully culminated 28th March, 2019.