New Delhi: The martyr of Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh, will be finalized with a state honor tomorrow, National flag will be half-folded in all government buildings. The funeral will be done at 10 o’clock in the morning. Singh died yesterday at the Army’s Richters and Referral Hospital. A spokesman for the Home Ministry said today that the funeral will be done with his state honor and on December 18, the national flag will be half-folded on the anniversary of all government buildings in Delhi.
Arjan Singh was the hero of the Indo-Pak war of 1965 and was the only Air Force officer who was given the Five Star rank. He died here yesterday at the age of 98. He was given the responsibility of leading the Indian Air Force at the age of 44, which he played in a superb manner. In the battle of 1965, when the Indian Air Force was on the front, he was its head.
Singh, who used to fly more than 60 different types of aircraft, played an important role in making the IAF one of the world’s most powerful air forces and building the fourth largest air force in the world. He was not only a fearless fighter pilot but also widely used in air operations, he was an intensive knowledge about air power. He was awarded the country’s second-highest civilian honor Padma Vibhushan in 1965.