Arjan Singh, Marshal Of Indian Air Force, Critically Ill

Arjan Singh, 98, is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank.

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Arjan Singh, Marshal Of Indian Air Force, Critically Ill

Arjan Singh had led a young IAF into the war in 1965 when he was hardly 44 years of age.

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Arjan Singh admitted to hospital this morning, his condition critical
  2. Arjan Singh is famous for his role in the 1965 India-Pakistan war
  3. Mr Singh is the only officer of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, famous for his role in the 1965 India-Pakistan war, has been hospitalised. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited him, said his condition is critical.

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.
  
"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.
 
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the hospital and enquired about his health

In 1965, when Pakistan had launched its Operation Grand Slam with an armoured thrust targeted at the vital town of Akhnoor, Mr Singh led the Indian Air Force through the war with courage, determination and professional skill.

He inspired the IAF to victory, despite the constraints imposed on a full-scale use of air force combat power.

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