Today Dassault aviation of France has handed over the first RAFALE aircraft to India. Defence minister Rajnath Singh attended the handing over ceremony at the Dassault assembly line facility in Mérignac
Now Rajnath Singh will perform ‘Shastra Puja’ (worship of weapons) on the occasion of Dussehra and then will take a sortie in the Rafale aircraft.
During this ceremony, Rajnath Singh said, “I am happy that the delivery of Rafale aircraft is on schedule, I am confident that this will add further strength to our Air Force. I wish cooperation between our two major democracies further increases in all sectors.”
Rajnath Singh further said, “In India, today is the festival of Dusssehra also known as Vijayadashmi where we celebrate victory over evil. It is also the 87th Air Force Day, therefore the day becomes symbolic in so many ways.”
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also done the “Shastra Puja” for Rafale Aircraft during this ceremony.
Some beautiful pic of first Indian Rafale:
Speech of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at production line of Dassault Aviation in France.