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The story of Air Marshal Arjan Singh who kneeled to Pakistan in 1965 war, CM Gehlot pays tribute

Arjan Singh Death Anniversary: The whole country is remembering Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, who brought Pakistan to its knees in the 1965 war. Today is the death anniversary of Arjan Singh, the only Marshal of the Indian Air Force. Born on 15 April 1919, Arjan Singh Aulakh died on 16 September 2017 at the age of 98. Arjan Singh, who possessed exceptional leadership ability, was the only officer of the Indian Air Force to attain the five-star rank equivalent to Field Marshal. The central government honored him with the Padma Vibhushan for his immense courage. He was promoted to the post of Air Chief Marshal by the Government of India.

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)

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