Off-duty MS Dhoni completes first parachute jump for Territorial Army

India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is undergoing a two-week initial training with the elite Para regiment, completed his first parachute jump on Wednesday from an Indian Air Force aircraft.

Off-duty MS Dhoni completes first parachute jump for Territorial Army
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New Delhi: India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is undergoing a two-week initial training with the elite Para regiment, completed his first parachute jump on Wednesday from an Indian Air Force aircraft.

According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Dhoni jumped with a canopy static line parachute from an AN32 aircraft and touched down at the Malpura dropping zone near Agra. And the 34-year-old has to undertake four more jumps from 10,000 feet, including one at night, to be a qualified para-jumper.

Dhoni's jump is a part of his training with the Territorial Arm.

Mahi had reported to the Para Brigade, Agra for initial training in Para Jump by Para Training School on August 5.

In 2011 Dhoni was conferred with an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment.  

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