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Prabhu urged to declare April 15 as National Aviation Day

IANS  |  New Delhi 

MP on Friday urged to declare April 15 -- the birth anniversary of Singh -- as National Aviation Day.

In a letter, recounted Singh's "distinguished services" in commanding the Indian (IAF).

"April 15 marks the birthday of...Singh, DFC who was awarded for his distinguished service in commanding the IAF during the India-Pakistan War of 1965, and in 1966 he became the first IAF to be promoted as Air Chief Marshal," wrote

Also, in 2002, he became the of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank as Marshal of the force, he noted.

This, he said, makes the date important and a suitable choice for celebrating and commemorating and success of the Indian Aviation Industry in the form of National Aviation Day.



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 23:08 IST