New Delhi, September 16: Indian Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh was admitted to the Army Hospital (R&R) in Delhi on Saturday after complaints of uneasiness. Later reports claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reached the hospital to visit critically ill Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. Earlier today, a news of the Marshal passing away had surfaced which was later reported to be false.
Also, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and IAF chief BS Dhanoa had visited the hospital today.
This morning he was admitted to the hospital after he complained of uneasiness and reported to be in a critical condition. The Defence Ministry issued a statement saying Arjan Singh was admitted this morning following a cardiac attack.
The 98-year-old is the only officer of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank. The Marshal was famous for his role in the 1965 India- Pakistan war. An icon of the Indian military history, Singh had led a young IAF into the war in 1965 when he was hardly 44 years of age.
In 1965, when Pakistan had launched its Operation Grand Slam with an armoured thrust targeted at the vital town of Akhnoor, Singh led the Indian Air Force through the war with courage, determination and professional skill.
He inspired the IAF to victory, despite the constraints imposed on a full-scale use of air force combat power.
(With Agency Inputs)