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Nation mourns death of Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 September 2017, 0:43 IST
Nation mourns death of Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away on Saturday evening, leaving the nation in sorrow and pain.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend his condolences to the great hero of the nation.

"India mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation," his tweet read.

Prime Minister Modi further said, "Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh's determined focus on capacity building in the IAF added great strength to our defence capabilities."

Praising Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh,PM Modi stated that the nation will never forget the excellent leadership of Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh in 1965, when the IAF saw substantial action.

The Prime Minister also recalled his meet with Marshal Arjan Singh and said, "Sometime back I met him, who despite his ill health tried to get up to salute even though I said no. Such was his soldier discipline."

President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter to express his grief on the icon's death.

He said, "Sad at demise of a great air warrior & Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh. Condolences to his family & IAF community."

"Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh was a WW II hero & won our nation's gratitude for his military leadership in 1965 war," President Kovind added.

First published: 17 September 2017, 0:43 IST
 
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