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  1. Arjan Singh state funeral Live updates: India bids adieu to its war hero

Arjan Singh state funeral Live updates: India bids adieu to its war hero

Arjan Singh state funeral Live updates: A state funeral was accorded to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh today. Singh had passed away on Saturday at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2017 12:01 PM
Arjan Singh, Arjan Singh funeral live , Arjan Singh state funeral live, arjan singh last rite, arjan singh last rite live, Brar Square, narendra modi, pm modi, Arjan Singh state funeral Live updates: A state funeral was accorded to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh today. Singh had passed away on Saturday at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital. (ANI image)

Arjan Singh state funeral Live updates: A state funeral was accorded to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh today. Singh had passed away on Saturday at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital. The last rites of Singh were performed at Brar Square in Delhi. The national flag will fly at half mast in all government buildings on Monday in his honour, according to reports. The 17-gun salute was accorded to Singh and ‘missing man flypast’ was held to pay rich tribute to India’s war hero.

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10:25 AM: WATCH– Sukhoi-30 fighter jets have carried out the flypast in a ‘missing man’ formation to bid farewell to Marshal of IAF- Arjan Singh

10:22 AM: All senior officers of the three services were present at the Brar Square besides several political leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP veteran L K Advani.

10:20 AM: WATCH- 17-gun salute accorded to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh at Delhi’s Brar Square

10:15 AM: Fly past held, tributes being paid at last rites ceremony of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh at Delhi’s Brar Square.

 

10:13 AM: Final rites ceremony at Delhi’s Brar Square

 

10:10 am: “As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, a state funeral will be accorded and national flag will fly half-mast on the day of the funeral (September 18) in Delhi at all buildings where it is flown regularly,” a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

10:07 AM: Gun salute and fly past held at last rites ceremony of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh at Delhi’s Brar Square.

10:05 AM: WATCH- The highest military honour is being given to Arjan Singh

10:00 AM: Last rites ceremony of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh continues at Delhi’s Brar Square.

 

9:58 AM: Former Indian Air Force (IAF) chiefs S P Tyagi, N C Suri and Anil Y Tipnis as well as several decorated officers who served under Arjan Singh during the 1965 war were also present.

9:56 AM: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat described the five-star ranking officer as “a legend, an icon, a pilot-chief who led from the front and a philanthropist to the core”.

9:54 AM: He recalled Singh’s immense contribution as the Air Chief during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, the first major air battle of the IAF after independence.

9:52 AM: President Ram Nath Kovind led the nation yesterday in paying final tributes to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, hero of 1965 India-Pakistan war and the only Air Force officer to be promoted to five-star rank.

9:49 am: Take a look at PM Narendra Modi’s tweet

9:46 AM: Watch this video

9:43 AM: State funeral at Brar Square

 

9:40 AM: WATCH- Final rites ceremony at Brar Square

9:38 AM: Singh, who had flown more than 60 different types of aircraft, had played a major role in transforming the IAF into one of the most potent air forces globally and the fourth biggest in the world.

9:35 AM: Known as a man of few words, he was not only a fearless fighter pilot but had profound knowledge about air power which he applied in a wide spectrum of air operations. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, in 1965.

9:33 AM: WATCH- State funeral ceremony of Arjan Singh

9:31 AM: Senior BJP leader LK Advani and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal are present at Brar Square to pay homage to Arjan Singh.

9:30 AM: Singh was entrusted with the responsibility of leading the IAF when he was only 44 years old, a task he carried out with elan. He was the chief of the IAF when it found itself at the forefront of the 1965 conflict.

9:29 AM: Arjan Singh, the hero of the 1965 India-Pakistan war and the only Air Force officer to be promoted to five-star rank, died on Saturday at the age of 98.

9:27 AM: WATCH- Rich tributes were being paid to Arjan Singh during the state funeral

9:26 am: IAF Chief BS Dhanoa and Chief of Naval staff Sunil Lanba pay tributes at Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh’s last rites ceremony.

9:25 AM: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lays wreath and pays tributes to Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh, at his last rites ceremony.

9:24 AM: Earlier, Mortal remains of Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh was taken to Brar Square in a gun carriage for the last rites ceremony.

9:23 AM: Former PM Manmohan Singh lays wreath AND pays tributes to Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, at his last rites ceremony.

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