New Delhi [India], Sep 17 (ANI): Questioning the Central Government's 'Jingoism,' General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury said that a day of mourning should have been observed after the death of Marshal of Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh.
"Jingoism doesn't mean shouting slogans in defence of our army, but also to respect them," he told ANI, adding, "Arjan Singh's position as a Field Marshal implies that he is still serving and that a day of mourning should have been observed to respect the 1965-war veteran."
He also paid tribute to the late Marshal of IAF and said, "He was from the imperial air force. A field marshal implies that he is still serving. He was a hero of the 1965 war with Pakistan."
India's pride Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away on Saturday.
According to the Defence Ministry, Marshal Singh was was admitted to Army's Research and Referral hospital Saturday morning after he suffered from a cardiac arrest.
The National Flag will fly half-mast in Delhi on Monday on the account of the nation mourning the death of the Marshal of IAF.
The Government of India announced this, while expressing profound sorrow over the loss and said that a state funeral will be accorded for the same tomorrow.
The last rites of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh would be performed at Brar Square, Delhi on September 18. (ANI)