Air Force creates record of highest skydive landing at Khardung La Pass in Leh

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News: Indian Air Force(IAF) has celebrated its 88th Anniversary by achieving a new record of the highest Skydive Landing at Khardungla Pass.

Facts:

  • Khardung La: It is a mountain pass in the Leh district of the union territory of Ladakh.The pass is located on the Ladakh Range, north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys.
  • Climate: It has an arctic tundra climate (ET) with short, cool summers and long, very cold winters.
  • Significance: It is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia.
  • The tourists are required to carry the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to pass through Khardung La.