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Marshall Arjan Singh outstanding soldier: Sonia, Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

president condoled the death of 1965 war hero Marshal Arjan Singh, describing him as an outstanding soldier and a diplomat who led from the front.

Sonia said Singh will be particularly remembered for his successful operation tenure on the Burma Front during World War II.

"His extraordinary contribution as an Air warrior would always be a source of inspiration for us," she said.

vice-president tweeted: "A soldier & diplomat par excellence. Marshal of Arjan Singh's demise is an irreparable loss. has lost a true hero. Deepest condolences (sic)."

Senior leader and former minister said Singh was the "epitome of courage and the embodiment of wisdom".

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.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 14:22 IST