- Arjan Singh admitted to hospital this morning, his condition critical
- Arjan Singh is famous for his role in the 1965 India-Pakistan war
- He is the only officer of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited him, said his condition is critical.
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
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and IAF chief BS Dhanoa also paid a visit to the hospital in the national capital.
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
As Pakistan had launched its Operation Grand Slam with an armoured thrust targeted at the vital town of Akhnoor in Jammu and Kashmir, Arjan Singh led the Indian Air Force through the war with courage, determination and professional skill.
He inspired the IAF, despite the constraints imposed on a full-scale use of air force combat power.
(with inputs from PTI)