Rajnath on two-day France visit to receive first Rafale fighter jet

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New Delhi, Oct 6 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will embark on two-day visit to France from Monday to receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft and will also hold the Annual Defence dialogue with French Minister of Armed Forces Florence 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. Air Force Day in India is also observed on October 8

Singh would meet France President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday before participating in the Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony at Merignac along with Parly.

On October 9, Singh will address the CEOs of the French Defence industry during which he is likely to urge them to participate in “Make in India” and the DefExpo to be held in Lucknow from February 5-8, 2020.

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