India lost its distinguished war hero, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, 98, following cardiac arrest at the Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday. Born on April 15, 1919 in Pakistan's Faisalabad to a military family, he joined the Indian Air Force at the age of 19.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, all have condoled the demise of the Marshal of the Air Force. Here’s how everyone has expressed their grief:
#President Ram Nath Kovind: Sad at demise of a great air warrior & Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh. Condolences to his family & IAF community.
#PM Modi: India mourns unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation. India will never forget the excellent leadership of Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh in 1965, when the IAF saw substantial action.
#Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Great loss. Government will be doing maximum to extend the honour Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh deserves.
#Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Sad to hear brave son of mother India, Air Marshal Arjan Singh, passing away. Your bravery shall live with us & inspire forever. Our Salutes.
#Congress President Sonia Gandhi: Air Marshall, Shri Arjan Singh was an outstanding soldier and a diplomat who led from the front. Shri Arjan Singh will be particularly remembered for his successful operation tenure on the Burma Front during World War II.
#Ravi Shankar Prasad: Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of 1965 war hero AirMarshal Arjan Singh. Salute to the brave soldier of mother India.
#Dharmendra Pradhan: Deeply saddened to learn that 1965 War Hero Air Marshal(Retd) #ArjanSingh is no more. His contribution to @IAF_MCC will never be forgotten.
#Vijay Goel: Great Warrior of Mother India will live in our hearts forever & continue to inspire future generations of sky warriors. RIP Arjan Singh Sir.
#Dr. Jitendra Singh: In our boyhood days, #Arjansingh awakened our patriotic instincts and became epitome of unrelenting will to fight for the honour of India.
#Birender Singh: Deeply saddened by the demise of Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh. My condolences to his family. He will always be remembered as India's War Hero.
#Devendra Fadnavis: Maharashtra salutes and pays tributes to the great inspiration and a great leader, Marshal of the @IAF_MCC #ArjanSingh ji!
#Virendra Sehwag: Aum Shanti #ArjanSingh ji,only Indian Air Force officer to b promoted to 5-star rank.Soldiers never die,u were& will always b an inspiration.
#Pranab Mukherjee: As an outstanding soldier who led from the front, a diplomat and an administrator #ArjanSingh will forever be remembered.#CitizenMukherjee
#Bhupinder S Hooda: My deepest condolences at the passing away of the Marshal of the Indian AirForce #ArjanSingh ji. Truly a soldier & diplomat par excellence.
#Manoj Sinha: Saddened by the passing away of #Arjansingh , the Marshal of the Indian Air Force. My deepest condolences to his family.