Rajnath Singh To Receive First Rafale Fighter Jet | Namaste Bharat

07 Oct 2019 10:33 AM

Rajnath Singh To Receive First Rafale Fighter Jet | Namaste Bharat

Updated 07 Oct 2019 10:33 AM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will embark to France from Monday. During his two-day visit to the country, he will hold the Annual Defence dialogue with French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly, a Defence Ministry statement said.

Besides, Singh would meet France President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday before participating in the Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony at Merignac along with Parly. The Defence Minister will also perform the Shastra Puja on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami and fly a sortie in the Rafale fighter aircraft.
 

Singh has been performing 'Shastra Puja' for last several years including in his tenure as the Union Home Minister in the previous NDA government. "During his days as Home Minister, Rajnath Singh would perform Shastra pooja every Dushehra. Now as a defence Minister also, he would continue the tradition," Defence officials close to Rajnath Singh said.

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