Prime Minister also tweeted his respect for the greatest war hero.
India mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation. pic.twitter.com/8eUcvoPuH1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 16, 2017
He was one of the longest-serving Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) from August 1, 1964, to July 15, 1969, and was also honored with the Padma Vibhushan in 1965.
He became the first Air Chief Marshal of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to the position of Chief of the Air Staff in recognition of his Air Force’s contribution in the 1965 war.