Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passes away

ANI | Updated: Sep 16, 2017 21:16 IST

New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI): India's pride Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh has passed away on Saturday.

Marshal of IAF Singh was admitted to Army's Research and Referral hospital this morning after he suffered a cardiac arrest, the defence ministry said.

Arjan Singh was a respectable figure of the Indian military history.

Marshal of IAF, Arjan Singh had led a young air force into the 1965 Indo-Pak war when he was about 44-year-old.

The Marshal has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his leadership during the war.

The Marshal has flown over 60 aircrafts and remained a flyer until the end of his career with the IAF.

Five-star Marshal Arjan Singh retired in August 1969. In 2016, the crucial air base at Panagarh Air Force Station was renamed after the Marshal. Panagarh is also the headquarters of the newly raised 17 Crops - Mountain Strike Corps. (ANI)

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