Arjan had flown more than 60 jets
■ He played major role in transforming IAF into a potent force
New Delhi, Sept. 16: Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh, an icon of India’s military history, will always be remembered as a war hero who had successfully led a young IAF during the 1965 Indo-Pak war.
The only officer to attain the highest post of Marshal, the Air Force equivalent to the Army’s five star field marshal, Singh was a fearless and exceptional pilot who had flown more than 60 different types of aircraft. He played a major role in transforming the IAF into one of the most potent air forces globally and the fourth biggest in the world.
“His contribution to the Indian Air Force is monumental to the least. The IAF grew with him. He was epitome of military leadership in classical sense and it is, therefore, not surprising that he was honoured with the rank of Air Force Marshal,”exVice-Chief of IAF Kapil Kak said.
He was honoured with the rank of Marshal on the Republic Day in 2002. Known as a man of few words, Mr Singh was not only a fearless pilot but had profound knowledge about air power.