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In pics: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh, 1965 war hero and India's oldest serving warrior

Marshal Arjan Singh, the hero of 1965 India-Pakistan war and the only Air Force officer to be promoted to five-star rank, died on Saturday at the age of 98.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk [ Updated: September 17, 2017 8:50 IST ]
  • PM Modi said India would never forget Arjan Singh's excellent leadership in the 1965 war
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    PM Modi said India would never forget Arjan Singh's excellent leadership in the 1965 war
  • Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh with former US President Barrack Obama
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    Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh with former US President Barrack Obama
  • Vice President Dr Zakir Hussain in conversation with Smt Indira Gandhi, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Air Marshal Arjan Singh
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    Vice President Dr Zakir Hussain in conversation with Smt Indira Gandhi, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Air Marshal Arjan Singh
  • Arjan Singh salutes the mortal remains of the late President A P J Abdul Kalam, the former supreme commander of the armed forces
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    Arjan Singh salutes the mortal remains of the late President A P J Abdul Kalam, the former supreme commander of the armed forces
  • Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh at Air Force Station Gwalior
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    Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh at Air Force Station Gwalior
  • Singh had led an IAF squadron into combat during the 1944 Arakan Campaign and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) that year
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    Singh had led an IAF squadron into combat during the 1944 Arakan Campaign and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) that year
  • Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh was a WW II hero won our nation's gratitude for his military leadership in 1965 war, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.
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    Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh was a WW II hero won our nation's gratitude for his military leadership in 1965 war, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.
  • An icon in the country's military history, Singh had led a fledgling IAF in the 1965 Indo-Pak war when he was just a 44-year-old.
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    An icon in the country's military history, Singh had led a fledgling IAF in the 1965 Indo-Pak war when he was just a 44-year-old.
  • Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh as Flight Lieutenant with pilots of No 1 Squadron by a Hawker Hurricane aircraft in World War II in Burma
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    Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh as Flight Lieutenant with pilots of No 1 Squadron by a Hawker Hurricane aircraft in World War II in Burma
  • Arjan Singh exchanges pleasantries with Sachin Tendulkar at the Air House At Home on October 8, 2014
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    Arjan Singh exchanges pleasantries with Sachin Tendulkar at the Air House At Home on October 8, 2014