- Nirmala Visits the hospital.
- PM Modi reaches hospital to see Arjan Singh.
New Delhi: Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh has been admitted in a critical condition at the Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.
His condition is reportedly critical. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Marshal at the Delhi hospital.
The Marshal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his leadership during the war. The Marshal has flown over 60 aircrafts and remained a flyer until the end of his career with the IAF.
He retired in August 1969. In 2016, the crucial air base at Panagarh was renamed Air Force Station after the Marshal. Panagarh is also the headquarters of the newly raised 17 Crops – Mountain Strike Corps.
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC, Padma Vibhushan awardee is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002