Nation Pays Last Salute To 98-Yr-Old IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Over His Death😢


98-year-old Indian Air Force Marshal, Arjan Singh who served as Chief of the Air Staff from 1964 to 1969 is cremated with full state honors at Brar Square, New Delhi.

He is the oldest serving military officer being given a state funeral. All the building of Delhi’s government flags off national flag at half-mast at all in honor of the army legend.

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He is the hero of 1965 India-Pakistan War, was the only Air Force officer to have 5-star rank. His family members also planned a ritual for his funeral.

Arjan had died of a heart attack on Saturday…..

He was also the only chief who held the position for five years. Arjan was cremated with full state honors. A military band plays the farewell tune as the whole nation says goodbye to the IAF veteran. 

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There are many excellent qualities in Field Marshal as he is a great icon and philanthropist. 

He had led a young Air Force into the war against Pakistan when he was just 45…

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Even the President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi had sent condolence messages or Arjan Singh.

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The mortal remains of Airforce veteran were taken in a gun carriage for the ceremony. 

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The army gave a ’17-gun salute’ to the Marshal….

Anil Yashwant Tipnis, Former Air Chief Marshal said that Arjan Singh is the Man of many titles.

“HE WOULD HAVE COMPLETED ’50 YEARS OF RETIREMENT’ IN TWO YEARS. HE WAS THE EMBODIMENT OF MILITARY PROTOCOL”.

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He further added:

“MARSHAL’S DETERMINES FOCUS ON CAPACITY OF CREATING IN THE IAF ADDED TREMENDOUS POWER TO OUR DEFENSE CAPABILITIES.”

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Kovind lays a wreath at his residence in New Delhi…

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Admiral S Lanba CNS pays tribute to Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh by laying a wreath on his mortal remains at a state funeral in New Delhi.

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Arjan has honored the rank of the Marshal of the Air Force in 2002…

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Born in 1919, he joined the British IAF at the age of 19 in 1938 as a designation of pilot officer.

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Sukhoi fighter jets and choppers flew in honor of Marshal Arjan Singh for the state funeral ceremony. They are carrying the flags of the IAF.

He reached great heights and achieved higher ranks fast and at the time of Independence, Arjan Singh was an acting group captain and wing commander.

He was uncle of actress Mandira Bed and a fourth generation soldier

 

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Nation Pays Last Salute To 98-Yr-Old IAF Marshal Arjan Singh Over His Death😢

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