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RSS FeedsMarshal of the IAF Arjan Singh: India`s oldest serving warrior
(WorldNews Asia)

 
 

16 september 2017 23:06:28

 
Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh: India`s oldest serving warrior
(WorldNews Asia)
 




India`s oldest serving soldier Marshal Arjan Singh, who died in hospital after a massive heart attack on Saturday, was hardly 44 when he took over as the chief of a young Indian Air Force (IAF) in 1964, a year before leading the fledgling Indian air power in the 1965 war with Pakistan. That was the pinnacle of the career of a pilot, who grew up in the annals of the Air Force as the first Indian chief to lead the force into a war. In recognition of his services, he was conferred the rank of the Marshal of the Air Force in January 2002, thus becoming the first and the only `Five Star` rank officer with the Indian Air Force. In his many firsts, one was leading the fly-past over the Red...
 
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