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Armed forces lost a leading light: Advani on Arjan Singh's

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Veteran leader today mourned the demise of war hero Marshal Arjan Singh, saying the armed forces have lost a "doyen and a leading light".

Advani said Singh was a "distinguished, valiant warrior and inspiring leader".

"The armed forces, especially the Indian Air Force, have lost a doyen and a leading light... I deeply mourn Arjan Singh's passing away and offer my deep condolences to the family," he said.

Singh, the hero of 1965 war and the only Air Force officer to be promoted to five-star rank, died here yesterday. He was 98.

He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital, marking an end to a glorious era of the

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 14:57 IST