Gp Capt Jai Kishan
Gp Capt Jai Kishan took over the charge of Principal, HMI on 17 December 2018. Gp Capt Jai Kishan commissioned into Indian Air Force in June 1996. He is an alumnus of HMI. He successfully completed his Basic and Advance course from HMI in the year 2001 and 2002 respectively. Keeping the true spirit of the Institute, he kept climbing from Peak to Peak living with the true motto of HMI.
He has Eight mountaineering expeditions under his belt including three eight-thousanders viz. Everest, Lhotse, and Mt. Cho Oyu. He is one among the very few mountaineers in the country who had climbed the highest peaks in the American Continent including Mt. Denali and Mt Acancagua.
On assuming command of HMI on 17 Dec 18, right from day one, he emphasized uplift and renovation of HMI campus and “GO GREEN’ concept thus promoting “Clean Mountain Campaign”.
Gp Capt Jai Kishan is an avid Parachute Jump Instructor. Before joining the Institute he was deployed with Special Ops Squadrons to impart Parachuting training to SF personnel of Indian Armed Forces. In the last two decades, he had undertaken more than 1500 Skydiving jumps. He led the most popular Akashganga and Air Devils skydiving team for various skydiving displays all over the country on various prestigious national and international occasions. He has participated in the international skydiving displays like famous Avalon Air show in Australia and led the Canopy Work display.
His adventure spark and fearless spirit took him to the extremes wherein he has secured distinguished place both in skydiving and mountaineering field. On October 28th, 2009 his passion made a unique tryst with the Mt. Everest in which he not only participated in the expedition to Everest but he created history by undertaking skydive jump over Everest Base Camp and established a World Record by landing at the highest landing zone of the world.
He has two World Records and Six National Records in the field of adventure sports. In recognition of his world records, he was awarded with the prestigious “Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award by the President of India.