- Arjan Singh admitted to hospital this morning, his condition critical
- Arjan Singh is famous for his role in the 1965 India-Pakistan war
- Mr Singh is the only officer of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank
Mr Singh, 98, the only officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be promoted to five-star rank, was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral hospital this morning.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and IAF chief BS Dhanoa also paid a visit to the hospital in the national capital.
Went to R&R Hospital to see Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who is critically ill. I also met his family members.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 16, 2017
We are all praying for the speedy recovery of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. Doctors are doing their best.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 16, 2017
"His condition is critical," official sources said.
He was admitted to the hospital after he complained of uneasiness.
An icon of the Indian military history, Mr Singh had led a young IAF into the war in 1965 when he was hardly 44 years of age.
He inspired the IAF to victory, despite the constraints imposed on a full-scale use of air force combat power.