Defence Minister Leaves for France October 7 for Handover of Rafale Aircraft

Defence Industry

New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves on two-day visit to France on October seven to participate in the hand over ceremony of the Rafale aircraft.

A day after his reaching Paris, he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron, and later participate in the Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony at Merignac along with French Minister of Armed Forces Ms Florence Parly.

He will also perform the Shastra Puja on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami and fly a sortie in the Rafale fighter aircraft.

Later, Singh will hold the Annual Defence dialogue with French Minister of Armed Forces Ms Parly.

On October 9, he 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 next.

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