Today at 7:47 we lost India’s oldest Five Star Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh died after suffering heart attack He took his last breaths in Delhi’s Army Research and Referral Hospital earlier.
Air force Marshal Arjan Singh was Born on 15 April 1919 in Lyallpur, Punjab (now in Pakistan). He was graduated as a pilot in the age of 19 and joins Indian air force in 1938.
In second world war Arjan Singh was the hero who show is bravery when he faced the Japanese Army while serving as a pilot officer in the British-Indian forces in Burma. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for “fearless and exceptional” service in 1944.
Along with this Arjan Singh served as the Indian air force Chief of Staff during the 1965 India-Pakistan war. When Pakistan launched its Operation Grand Slam, in which an armoured thrust targeted the vital town of Akhnur, he was summoned to the defence minister’s office with a request for air support.Arjan Singh died
Arjan Singh was retired from air force in 1969 but after retirement he continues his service for the nation. he served as Indian ambassador in Switzerland in 1971, and as High Commissioner to Kenya in 1974.
Later, he also became the Lt Governor of Delhi, in 1989 and in 2002 He was promoted as five-star rank officer .in 1965 he was also awardee by Padma Vibhushan for his contribution in indo-pak war.