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Indian jumps from 25,000 feet in sky diving event

world Updated: Oct 16, 2009 21:41 IST

An Indian Army man on Friday set a new record in sky diving by jumping 25,000 feet in an event held near Mount Everest, becoming the first from India to achieve the feat.

Five skydivers including an Indian national named Jaikishan had jumped from the height of 25,000 feet in the southwest of Mount Everest.

In the first batch three sky drivers one from US, one from Australia and the Indian national made a solo jump at 10:30 AM, according to Explore Himalayas.

Jaikishan who belongs to the Indian Army is the first Indian to jump from 25,000 feet.

In the second batch world record holder and also coordinator of the team Windy Smith from New Zealand made a solo jump while Ganesh Pandey from Nepal jumped with the US sky diver.

The jumps were made from 'pilatus porter', a small aircraft at Syangboche, which is 10,500 feet from the sea level and called the gateway to Everest.

Earlier in September, two British and one Indian sky drivers jumped from 20,000 feet near the Everest.