Chennaities thrilled to witness sky party!

By: OneIndia Defence Desk
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Chennai, July 4: The Indian Army on Saturday caught the imagination of Chennaities by organizing a special sky-diving demonstration at the Kayar Lake.

The mind-boggling performance was conducted by the Officers Training Academy (OTA), one of the premier wings of the Indian Army.

Chennaities thrilled to witness sky party!
An Army spokesperson told OneIndia that the display is held once in every year ahead of the PoP (Passing out Parade) of the Summer Term being held at OTA, in September.

Saturday's sky-diving was conducted by a highly-specialized team of six officers led by Major Sandeep Kaushal.

"Five are alumni of OTA and 20 jumpers were from the elite Parachute Brigade of the Indian Army. They were joined by Akash Ganga Sky Diving Team of 12 jumpers from the Indian Air Force, led by Wing Commander Vikas Lokesh," the spokesperson said.

Chennaities thrilled to witness sky party!
Ahead of the scintillating performance, an AN 32 took off from Tambaram Air Force Station with the sky divers.

They were later para-dropped from a height of 8000 feet. All of them had a free fall till about 3000 feet, before opening their parachutes.

"Every team members touched down with precision on the lake. Thousands of onlookers who had gathered to witness the event were screaming every time someone touched down," the spokesperson added.

Lieutenant General R P Sahi, Commandant, OTA said that sky-diving is an extreme sports that calls for perfect coordination of body and mind.

"It demands instant reflexes for coordination. It serves as a great source of motivation to the future officers of the Indian Army being trained at OTA," he said.

The 30-minute show ensured that Chennaities had something to cheer for during the week-end.

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