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PM mourns Arjan Singh's death, hails his leadership in 1965

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today mourned the death of Marshal Arjan Singh and said will never forget his excellent leadership in the 1965 India- war when the saw substantial action.

"mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Arjan Singh. We remember his outstanding service to the nation," he tweeted.

Modi said the determined focus of Singh, who was promoted to the five-star rank of Marshal of the Air Force in 2002, on capacity building in the added great strength to India's defence capabilities.

"will never forget the excellent leadership of Arjan Singh in 1965, when the saw substantial action," the prime minister said in a series of tweets.

Modi recalled how the ageing war hero stood up to salute him despite his ill health.

"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.

He said his thoughts were with Singh's family and those mourning the demise of the distinguished air warrior and a fine human being," the prime minister added.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 22:07 IST