PM Modi and President condoles death of Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh

arjun-singhIndia’s oldest serving soldier Marshal Arjan Singh, who died in hospital after a massive heart attack on Saturday, He was 98.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the passing away of Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh

Modi said, “India mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation.Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh’s determined focus on capacity building in the IAF added great strength to our defence capabilities.India will never forget the excellent leadership of Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh in 1965, when the IAF saw substantial action. 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. My thoughts are with his family & those mourning the demise of a distinguished air warrior & fine human, Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh. RIP”.

“Sad at demise of a great air warrior and Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh. Condolences to his family and IAF community,” tweeted the President