Saddened by the demise of 1965 war hero and Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh. He was the father of our Air Force’s modernisation efforts, says Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while offering his condolence on the death of former Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh.

Mentioning Arjan Singh as the father of Indian Airforce (IAF) modernisation efforts, the former Defence Minister said, “His dedication to our nation and his exemplary leadership capabilities will continue to inspire our armed forces.”

Not only Manohar Parrikar, but PM Modi also offered his condolence after the sad demise of former Air Chief.

PM Modi took to his Twitter account and said, “India mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation.”

“India will never forget the excellent leadership of Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh in 1965, when the IAF saw substantial action,” PM Modi said. 

Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who led the air operations in the 1965 war with Pakistan and was the nation’s oldest serving warrior in his five star rank, died here on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 98.

(With inputs from IANS)