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IAF Marshal Arjan Singh passes away: Armed forces have lost a leading light, says LK Advani

New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday mourned the demise of war hero Marshal Arjan Singh, saying the armed forces have lost a "doyen and a leading light".

File image of Arjan Singh. CNN-News18

File image of Arjan Singh. CNN-News18

Advani said Singh was a "distinguished, valiant warrior and inspiring leader".

"The armed forces, especially the Indian Air Force, have lost a doyen and a leading light... I deeply mourn Arjan Singh's passing away and offer my deep condolences to the family," he said.

Singh, the hero of 1965 India-Pakistan war and the only Air Force officer to be promoted to five-star rank, died in New Delhi on Sunday. He was 98.

He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital, marking an end to a glorious era of the IAF.

Published Date: Sep 17, 2017 15:46 PM | Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017 15:46 PM

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