Marshal Arjan Singh is remembered with awe and respect for his heroic leadership of the IAF during the Indo-Pak War of 1965.
After his retirement from the Air Force, Singh was appointed as the India’s Ambassador to Switzerland in 1971 and concurrently served as the Ambassador to the Vatican. He was also the High Commissioner to Kenya in 1974.
Arjan Singh, who led the IAF during the India-Pakistan war in 1965, is considered an icon and a war hero. “India mourns the unfortunate demise of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh,” said PM Modi.
The Indian Air Force in a successful rescue operation evacuated a pregnant woman and newly born twins from flood hit region of Gujarat. Air Force along with NDRF is continuously engaged in rescuing and evacuating people from flood regions in the state.
India seems to be modernising its military and its nuclear capabilities keeping an eye on China. India’s declared policy is of nuclear deterrence and no first strike. However, the modernisation program, particularly the ballistic missiles program, shows that India is intent on bringing the whole of China in its strike range.
IAF formulated its own Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) in 2007, using an indigenously designed Patient Transfer Unit), which could be retrofitted in either fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft, he said.
The IAF’s authorised strength of 42 fighter squadrons “is the minimum strength necessary to dominate a two-front conflict”, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said.
The IAF officer has challenged the sentence of the GCM in a military court in Delhi, filing an appeal against his conviction. He was granted bail by the Delhi court after having signed a personal bond of Rs 25,000.
Official sources in New Delhi said the choppers, which returned to the Chinese side after about five minutes, could have carried out aerial photography of Indian ground troops during what was possibly a reconnaissance mission.
Special tributes will be paid to Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon by his fellow coursemates who intend to reminisce about the time they spent together while under training.
Official sources said the choppers, which returned to the Chinese side after about five minutes, could have carried out aerial photography of Indian ground troops.
The Pakistani Air Chief’s comments come a day after the Indian Army released a video of ‘punitive fire assaults’ on Pakistani posts in the Naushera sector of the Line of Control as part of its counter-terrorism operations.
On Tuesday the jet had taken off from the IAF station on the outskirts of Tezpur town at 10.30 am and it lost radar and radio contact around 60 km northeast of the air base.
The Army is in favour of the proposal, while the Air Force is strongly opposed to it. While the Navy’s view is more nuanced, it too is not in favour of implementing the proposal currently.
The IAF regulations clearly state that while in uniform, the personal appearance of an individual should not give any religious bias.