The ramp of the American-produced C-130J Tremendous Hercules opens slowly and gradually as the four-motor transportation aircraft will come to a steady airspeed large higher than the icy mountains of Ladakh.
The darkish cargo maintain then brightens up with ambient mild. In just seconds, a paratrooper donning an oxygen mask operates in direction of the edge of the ramp, presents a short thumbs-up, and then jumps. A single by just one extra paratroopers abide by. Driving them the mountains of Ladakh roll by bit by bit.
This was one particular of the things to do on screen for Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his pay a visit to to Ladakh nowadays. Mr Singh addressed troops at Lukung submit in close proximity to Pangong Lake, 43 km from the area alongside the Line of Real Control (LAC) exactly where Indian and Chinese troopers had been associated in a violent facial area-off on June 15.
Lukung is a put together publish, the place the Indian Military and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are stationed.
In visuals, the final paratrooper to leap out of the C-130J Tremendous Hercules is witnessed gesturing to the digicam. His back again is in direction of the open up sky. Immediately after a number of seconds he releases himself from the ramp and floats away on his again.
Mr Singh is on a two-day stop by to Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir. Chief of Defence Staff Standard Bipin Rawat and Military main General MM Naravane accompanied him.
“India is the only place in the globe that has given a message of peace to the earth. We have never attacked a nation and have never staked assert to any country’s land. India believes in the information – ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (planet is one particular relatives),” the Defence Minister said currently throughout his deal with.
Just after reviewing operational preparedness on the LAC, the de facto border among India and China, Mr Singh flew to Srinagar to assessment the situation on the Line of Control.