“It will be a befitting honour not only to the most deserving personality but also as a tribute to valour, dedication and spirit of sacrifice that symbolizes the Indian Armed Forces," Badal said in a missive to the Prime Minister.
    
Badal said that that he had already proposed Arjan Singh’s name for Bharat Ratna award.
    
He apprised the Prime Minister that Arjan Singh is the only living ‘Five Star’ military officer, besides the first Air Chief Marshal of Air Force when, in recognition of his stellar role in the 1965 war, the rank of the Chief of Air Staff was upgraded to that of Air Chief Marshal, an official spokesman said.
    
Arjan Singh, who is a recipient of Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1965. He also served as Ambassador to Switzerland and Vatican and High Commissioner to Kenya.
    
Arjan Singh has also been a member of Minority Commission and has served as Lt Governor of Delhi from 1989 to 1990.

(Agencies)

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