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Yechury raises questions over the govt's 'jingoistic' attitude

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Questioning the Central Government's 'Jingoism,' General Secretary of the of (Marxist) said that a day of mourning should have been observed after the death of Marshal of (IAF) Arjan Singh.

"doesn't mean shouting slogans in defence of our army, but also to respect them," he told ANI, adding, "Arjan Singh's position as a Field Marshal implies that he is still serving and that a day of mourning should have been observed to respect the 1965-war veteran."

He also paid tribute to the late Marshal of and said, "He was from the imperial air force. A field marshal implies that he is still serving. He was a hero of the 1965 war with Pakistan."

India's pride Marshal of the Arjan Singh passed away on Saturday.

According to the Defence Ministry, Marshal Singh was was admitted to Army's Research and Referral hospital Saturday morning after he suffered from a cardiac arrest.

The Flag will fly half-mast in on Monday on the account of the nation mourning the death of the Marshal of

The of announced this, while expressing profound sorrow over the loss and said that a state funeral will be accorded for the same tomorrow.

The last rites of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh would be performed at Brar Square, on September 18.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 18:57 IST