For­mer air chief Ar­jan Singh dies at 98

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In­dian Air Force Mar­shal Ar­jan Singh ( pic­tured), fa­mous for his role in the 1965 In­dia- Pak­istan war, died on Satur­day after he was put on ven­ti­la­tor sup­port in an “ex­tremely crit­i­cal state”. Singh, 98, the only of­fi­cer of the IAF to be pro­moted to the five-star rank, was ad­mit­ted to the Army's Re­search and Re­fer­ral hospi­tal in the morn­ing.

Air In­dia on Satur­day launched its di­rect flight from the na­tional cap­i­tal to Copenhagen, the eleventh des­ti­na­tion for the air­line in Europe, de­scrib­ing it as con­nect­ing ‘Ma­haraja with the Mer­maid’. In Air In­dia’s trade­mark style, the in­au­gu­ral flight was op­er­ated by an all-woman crew. The na­tional car­rier has been ex­pand­ing its in­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tions and has started ser­vices to over­seas des­ti­na­tions, in­clud­ing Wash­ing­ton and Stock­holm so far this year. PTI<

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