Oldest living IAF fighter pilot turns 100, Air chief extends greetings

Former Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Majithia retired in August 1947 and holds the distinction of being the oldest IAF fighter pilot now

IAF officers salute retired Squadron leader Dalip Singh Majithia on his birthday. Photo: Twitter/IAF

Retired Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Majithia, who holds the distinction of being the oldest living Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot, turned 100 on Monday (July 27).

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria extended his greetings to the centenarian who had retired in August 1947 when India achieved Independence.

“IAF extends its best wishes to Sqn Ldr Dalip Singh Majithia (retd) on his 100th birthday today. He retired in Aug 1947 & holds the distinction of being the oldest IAF fighter pilot now,” the IAF tweeted.

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Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria conveyed warm greetings and heartiest congratulations to Majithia on behalf of all air warriors, the IAF said.

It also shared a short video clip on him on Twitter.

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