Page Image Image Caption Page ContentThe ICAO flag is flying at half-mast today to commemorate the 25 October passing of Dr. Shivinder Singh Sidhu, former Secretary General of ICAO. Dr. Sidhu served as Secretary General of ICAO from 1 August 1988 until 31 July 1991. He occupied a number of high level government posts in the federal administration of India and in the State of Uttar Pradesh. While heading the Civil Aviation Administration in India from February 1985 to October 1987, Dr. Sidhu served as Chairman of Air India and Indian Airlines as well as Secretary to the Government in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Dr. Sidhu represented his Government at numerous bilateral and inter-governmental negotiations in various fields. He was also the Chief Delegate of the Indian delegation to a number of international conferences and was elected President of the 26th Session of the ICAO Assembly in 1986.