State funeral for Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh; National Flag to fly half-mast in Delhi tomorrow

New Delhi : The National Flag will fly half-mast in Delhi on September 18, on account of the nation mourning the death of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh.

The Government of India announced this, while expressing profound sorrow over the loss and said that a state funeral will be accorded for the same tomorrow.

The last rites of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh would be performed at the Barar Square, Delhi on September 18.

India’s pride Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away on Saturday.

He was admitted to Army’s Research and Referral hospital on Saturday morning after he suffered a cardiac arrest, the Defence Ministry said.

Arjan Singh was a respectable figure in the Indian military history.

Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh had led a young air force into the 1965 Indo-Pak war when he was about 44-year-old.

He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his leadership during the war. He flew over 60 aircrafts and remained a flyer until the end of his career with the IAF.

Five-star Marshal Arjan Singh retired in August 1969. In 2016, the crucial air base at the Panagarh Air Force Station was renamed after him.

Panagarh is also the headquarters of the newly raised 17 Crops – Mountain Strike Corps. (ANI)