- Arjan Singh was admitted to hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest
- 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 earlier in the day, had said Arjan Singh's condition was 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," the PM had tweeted after visiting Arjan Singh.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three services chiefs also visited the hospital.
The Marshal of the Air Force was famous for his role in the 1965 India-Pakistan war. An icon of Indian military history, the then Chief of Air Staff Arjan Singh had led a young Air Force into the war against Pakistan in 1965 when he was 45.
With careful planning, unmatched insight and wisdom, Arjan Singh, out-foxed Pakistan Air Force which had top of line US jets as against India's old Gnats and Vampire fighters. After a few initial setbacks, the Indian Air Force outmanoeuvred the Pakistani fighters, handing a decisive air superiority to the Indian war effort.
With inputs from PTI and IANS