IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Passes Away

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IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Passes Away

IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Passes Away

IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Passes Away at the age of 98. After today’s heart attack, he was admitted to the Research and Referral Hospital in the Delhi-based Army (today, 16th September). He played an important role in the Indo-Pak war of 1965. The Defense Ministry said that Singh is the only officer of the Indian Air Force, whose promotions have been up to five stars. This is equivalent to the rank of Field Marshal in the Army.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman air force chief BS Dhanova reached the hospital to know about his movements today. Leader of Indian Military History, Leo led the IAF in the 1965 fight. Pakistan started Operation Grand Slam in 1965, in which he targeted Akhnoor city, then Singh led the Indian Air Force with courage, commitment and professional competence.

Arjan Singh (98) was appointed as the Air Chief on August 1, 1964. He was the first Air Chief to be appointed a CAS (Chief of Air Staff) while being a pilot. During the war, he showed his effort by successfully leading the Indian Air Force. On retirement from the Indian Air Force in 1969, he was appointed Indian Ambassador to Switzerland. In recognition of his services, the Indian Air Force awarded him the martial rank of the Air Force in January 2002 and he was made the first and only 5 Star rank officer.

IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Passes Away

Arjan Singh was appointed the Chief of the Air Force at the age of 44 only. He took over the post of Chief of Air Staff from August 1, 1964 to July 15, 1969. He played a key role in the fight with China.

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Arjan Singh is the only officer of Indian Air Force, who was given promotion by giving five star rank equivalent to Field Marshal in 2002. Arjan Singh was honored with Padma Vibhushan in 1965 for his service and contribution.
On the 97th birthday of Arjan Singh in the year 2016, his name was given to the Air Base of Indian Air Force at Panagadh in West Bengal. He was the only officer in the country whose name was kept on the name of an Air Force station.