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Modi visits ailing Air Marshal Arjan Singh, prays for his recovery

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met ailing Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh and wished for his “speedy recovery”.

In a series of tweets Modi said: “Went to R&R Hospital to see Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who is critically ill. I also met his family members.”

“We are all praying for the speedy recovery of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. Doctors are doing their best.”

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman too met Singh along with his family members.

“His condition remains critical… We hope that he will recover at the earliest,” she told the media.

Singh suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Saturday morning and has been admitted to the Army Hospital Research and Referral Hospital.

Arjan Singh, 98, was appointed Chief of Air Staff on August 1, 1964. He was the first Air Chief who kept his flying category till the CAS (Chief of Air Staff) rank.