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Arjan Singh, Marshal of Indian Air Force, leaves behind undying memories: His timeline in pics

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Sat September 16 2017, 11:06 pm
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    Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh died today in Delhi of cardiac arrest at an Army hospital. He was 98. His leadership during the India-Pakistan war in 1965 ensured Pakistan was humiliated and India emerged the winner. Also, during the war, the IAF played a stellar role in providing the initiative to India despite the Pakistani Air Force having US supplied jet fighters. Paying tribute to the war hero, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will never forget his excellent leadership in the India-Pakistan war. He posted this tweet: "India mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation". Check out here the timeline of events in Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh's life (Source: IE):

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    August 1969: Retired from the Indian Air Force after serving for three decades

    Vice President Dr Zakir Hussain in conversation with Smt Indira Gandhi, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Air Marshal Arjan Singh, Chief of the Air staff at the Air force Day reception in New Delhi on 1.4.65. (Express archive)

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    1971: Appointed India’s Ambassador to Switzerland.

    Air Marshal Arjan Singh chief air staff was the chief guest at the charity show of Columbia's LAWRENCE OF ARABIA held at the Novelty cinema Bombay on december 25 in aid of IAF Benevolent fund flanking him are PS Kooka and HE Court Talking to Singh is IS Johar on 01.01.1966. (Express archive)

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    1974: Appointed Indian High Commissioner to Kenya.

    Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, FC Mehra, Yash Johar and Defence Minister Sardar Swaran Singh on 12.11.1968 . (Express archive)

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    1980s: At the height of militancy in Punjab he was part of a 5-member committee that would go door to door in the state and try to bridge the differences between Hindus & Sikhs.

    Air Marshal Arjan Singh goes through a copy of SCREEN with him are Sadhana, Ramanand Sagar and Air Commodore Shahi. (Express archive)

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    1989: Janata government appoints Arjan Singh as the L-G of Delhi as an attempt to apply balm to the wounds of the Sikh community

    Playback singer Asha Bhosle poses a photograph with General JN Chaudhary and Air Marshal Arjan Singh. (Express archive)

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    2002: Conferred with the rank of the Marshal of the Air Force making him the first and the only ‘Five Star’ rank officer with the Indian Air Force.

    Producer BR Chopra, Balraj Sahni meets with Air Marshal Arjan Singh at the premiere of film WAQT. (Express archive)

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    April, 2011: Wife Teji Singh passes away at the age of 80.

    HC Sarin, Air Marshal Arjan Singh and Music Director Shankar.(Express archive)

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    Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh with Plaback singer Mohammad Rafi. (Express archive)

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    Joginder Singh strikes a jubillant pose after galanding Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh at the Baisakhi Di Raat. Joginder entered the stage dancing in Bhangra style. Segal president of the Punjab Association is seen at left and RP Anand of the Naaz cinema is at extreme right on the occasion of Baisakhi festival in Mumbai. (Express archive)

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    Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, Justice Sikri, Govind Narain and Rajeshwar Dayal member of citizen's commission going to visit refugee campus in Delhi. Express archive photo by RL Chopra (Express archive)

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