Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially receives first of 36 Rafale aircraft; performs 'Shastra Puja' on aircraft

by National | 09-10-2019 | 4368 views

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday officially received first of the 36 Rafale aircraft in the French port city of Bordeaux. Earlier in the day, Rajnath held a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Rajnath Singh will also take a sortie in the Rafale combat aircraft, which will be flown by a French pilot.
Rajnath Singh performed 'Shastra Puja' on India's first-ever Rafale jet after the official handing over ceremony in France's Bordeaux. Rajnath has been performing 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra for last several years including during his tenure as Home Minister. He also took a sortie in the aircraft flown by head test pilot of Dassault Aviation. rafeal

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