New Delhi, Sep 16 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind today condoled the demise of war hero Marshal Arjan Singh saying he won the nation’s gratitude for his military leadership in the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

Ninety-eight-year-old Singh, who led the Indian Air Force during the 1965 India-Pakistan conflict, died here tonight.

“Sad at demise of a great air warrior & Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh. Condolences to his family & IAF community.

“Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh was a WW II hero & won our nation’s gratitude for his military leadership in 1965 war,” Kovind said in a series of tweets.

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