The Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh has been admitted in a critical condition at the Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. He was admitted in Army Hospital R&R following a cardiac attack on Friday morning. His condition has been reportedly critical. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid him a visit at the R&R hospital earlier on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and IAF chief BS Dhanoa visited the hospital to inquire after his health. Speaking on the conditions of the Marshal of the Air Force, PM Modi said that we are all praying for the speedy recovery of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. Doctors are doing their best
Arjan Singh is the lone officer in the Indian Air Force to be conferred with the rank of the Marshal of the Indian Air Force. The Marshal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his leadership during the war. The Marshal has flown over 60 aircraft and remained a flyer until the end of his career with the IAF.
He retired in August 1969. In 2016, the crucial air base at Panagarh was renamed Air Force Station after the Marshal. Panagarh is also the headquarters of the newly raised 17 Corps, Mountain Strike Corps.