Ashok Gehlot paid tribute to Arjan Singh on his death anniversary
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has paid tribute to Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh on his death anniversary. The Chief Minister tweeted, ‘Tributes to Marshal Arjan Singh of the Indian Air Force on his death anniversary, his exemplary role as the Chief of the Indian Air Force during the 1965 war will never be forgotten. His bravery, courage and dedication will always be an inspiration.
CM Gehlot tweeted this on Arjan Singh
The only officer of the Air Force who has received the five-star rank equivalent to Field Marshal
After retiring from the Indian Army, Arjan Singh also worked as a diplomat, politician and consultant. He was also the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi from 1989 to 1990. In the year 2002, he was elevated to the rank of Marshal of the Indian Air Force. It was the first time that an Air Force officer was awarded the five-star rank equivalent to Field Marshal.
Air Marshal Arjan Singh was also the ambassador of Switzerland
In 1965, the Government of India honored Arjan Singh with the Padma Vibhushan award. He was the Chief of the Air Force from August 1964 to July 1969. Due to his incredible bravery in the Indo-Pakistani war, the central government promoted him from Chief of the Air Force to Air Chief Marshal. In 1969, at the age of 50, he took VRS (Voluntary Retirement). After retirement, he was appointed as Indian Ambassador to Switzerland in 1971. After this he also served as ambassador to the Vatican.
(Report – Ramswaroop Lamor, Jaipur)