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Arjan Singh a true soldier even in illness: PM Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today recalled how Marshal Arjan Singh remained a consummate soldier even when suffering from ill health.

In one of his tweets mourning 98-year-old Singh's death, Modi remembered how the ageing war hero stood up to salute him despite his illness.

"Sometime back I him, who despite his ill health tried to get up to salute even though I said no. Such was his soldier discipline," he said.

Marshal Singh, the hero of 1965 war and the only Air Force officer to be promoted to five-star rank, died here this evening at a hospital here after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 23:28 IST