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Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday formally received the delivery of the first of 36 such aircraft acquired by the Indian government at a ceremony at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 October 2019, 10:39:41 PM
Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday formally received the delivery of the first of 36 such aircraft acquired by the Indian government at a ceremony at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

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Rajnath Singh performed a Shastra Puja on the new aircraft as he emblazoned it with an 'Om' tilak and laid flowers and a coconut. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

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Rajnath took a sortie in the newly-acquired two-seater jet aircraft, which has been specially designed to meet the needs of the IAF. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

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Rajnath took a sortie in the newly-acquired two-seater jet aircraft, which has been specially designed to meet the needs of the IAF. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

Rajnath Singh Receives First Rafale Jet, Offers Shastra Puja, Takes A Sortie

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Singh said the strong cooperation between India and France will continue to grow and contribute to global peace, prosperity and environmental sustainability. (Image Credit: Reuters)