- Arjan Singh's mortal remains taken in gun carriage procession
- National flag at half-mast at government buildings in Delhi today
- Fly-past of Sukhoi-30 fighters in honour of the 98-year-old war hero
Arjan Singh's body, wrapped in the flag, was taken from his home to the Delhi Cantonment in a gun carriage decorated with marigold flowers - a journey of 8 km with an Air Force band and a tri-services contingent at the funeral site. A fly-past of Sukhoi-30 fighters and 17-gun salute were also held.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the chiefs of the Air Force, the Army and the Navy paid tributes at the last rites ceremony. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Army chief Dalbir Singh and BJP leader LK Advani also paid their last respects.
Arjan Singh was born when the First World War was ending.
During the Second World War, Arjan Singh commanded the 1 Squadron of the Air Force as they fought on the Burma front. For his bravery and leadership, Arjan Singh was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross by the British.
With the birth of the Indian Air Force shortly after independence, Arjan Singh rose up the ranks quickly and became Air Force Chief in 1964, at the age of just 45.
In 2002, he was appointed India's first Marshal of the Indian Air Force. After Field Marshal Manekshaw and Field Marshal KM Cariappa, he was the only five-star ranked officer in the country.
After his retirement, Arjan Singh was appointed as India's ambassador to Switzerland and the Vatican and then the High Commissioner to Kenya. He was Delhi's Lt Governor between 1989 and 1990.