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IAF organises special concert to commemorate birth centenary of Arjan Singh

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(IAF) on Saturday organised a special Band concert to commemorate the birth centenary of the of the Singh at the Complex here on Saturday.

Singh is an icon of the Indian history and the best remembered for providing excellent leadership to a young IAF during the 1965 war.

It is said that when he was asked by the then to provide air support to the ground forces, Singh promptly replied that he would get his forces ready in an hour. IAF attacked the invading Pakistani forces within an hour.

The of the Air Force flew 60 different types of aircraft from pre World War II era biplanes to the more contemporary fighters like Gnats and Vampires. Singh also played a pivotal role in transforming and modernising the IAF.

He served as the of Air Staff from August 1964 to July 1969. Even after retirement, he continued to serve in various positions including India's to several countries.

The designated him as the of the Air Force in January 2002. He remains the only of the IAF to be given a Five-Star rank.

He passed away at his residence in in September 2017.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 21:36 IST