Funeral procession of MIAF Arjan Singh begins

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 08:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 18 (ANI): The funeral procession of the sole Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh has begun in the national capital.

The procession willl soon be followed by the last rites, which will be performed at the Brar Square. The wreath laying ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m.

The National Flag will fly half-mast on account of the nation mourning the death.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday stated that along with a state funeral and an appropriate gun salute, a Flypast may take place, depending on the weather conditions, to honour the contribution of the Air Force Marshal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the residence of Arjan Singh to express his condolences to the family.

The whole nation mourned the death of India's pride, who breathed his last on Saturday.

He was admitted to Army's Research and Referral hospital on Saturday morning after he suffered a cardiac arrest, the Defence Ministry said.

In praise of Arjan Singh, defence experts said that very few can equal him in stature and his contribution to the cause of the Defence force as well as the country. (ANI)