The India’s sole Marshal of the Indian Air Force who reportedly passed away on Saturday just before completing his century, after suffering from cardiac arrest in New Delhi.
The Indian Marshal Arjan Singh died at an age of 98, led the Air Force during 1965 India-Pakistan.
Prominent leaders Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gen. Bipin Rawat, Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa visited the Singh at the hospital.
It was reported that Arjan Singh admitted to the Research and Referral Hospital but he soon passed away after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
Arjan Singh who got the title of “Flying Sikh of IAF” was born on 15 Apr 1919 in Lyallpur, Punjab in a military family.
See the Career highlights of the Indian Marshall of India
1938 – Entered RAF College Cranwell as a Flight Cadet
1939—Commissioned in Royal Air Force as a Pilot Officer
1940 – Flying Officer
1942 – Flight Lieutenant
1944 – Squadron Leader
1945—Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
1947—Wing Commander, Royal Indian Air Force, Air Force Station, Ambala
1948—Group Captain, Director, Training, Air Headquarters
1949—Air Commodore, Indian Air Force AOC, Operational Command
1961—Air Vice Marshal, Air Officer in Charge, Administration, Air HQ
1963—Deputy Chief of Air Staff and subsequently Vice Chief of Air Staff
1964—Chief of Air Staff (Air Marshal)
1965—Chief of Air Staff rank upgraded to that of an Air Chief Marshal
1965—Awarded Padma Vibhushan
1966—Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee
1969—Retired from Indian Air Force
1971—Ambassador to Switzerland and the Holy See
1974—High Commissioner to Kenya
1980—Member of the Minorities Commission
1989—Lt. Governor, Delhi
2002 – Marshal of the Air Force