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Seminar on aerospace power on Monday to mark birth centenary of Marshal Arjan Singh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A seminar on of the future and the impact of technology will be held here Monday to pay tribute to war hero Singh of the on his birth centenary.

The event will be hosted by the IAF along with the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), an autonomous defence research and analysis body, at the Subroto Park.

The of the Air Statff, Air Birender Singh Dhanoa, is slated to address the inaugural session, the organisers said.

The seminar on 'in the 2040s: Impact of Technology' will be held on April 15 when the of would have turned 100, a said.

Singh, who led the during the 1965 India-conflict, died in September 2017 at the age of 98.

Singh, the only of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a in the Army, was admitted to the Army's Research and after he had suffered a cardiac arrest that would prove fatal.

"Technology has brought in the ability to deliver force from the air with unrivalled precision, at great range and in a matter of hours almost anywhere in the world, along with the ability to cause immense damage," the CAPS said in a statement.

"The seminar will deliberate on the salience of in future projection of for national security," it said.

An icon in the country's history, Singh had led a fledgling IAF in the 1965 Indo-Pak war when he was just a 44-year-old.

Born on April 15, 1919 in in in undivided India, his father, grandfather and great grandfather had served in the cavalry.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 19:20 IST