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Rafale acquisition possible due to Modi’s decisiveness: Rajnath Singh

Merignac (France): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in France on Tuesday that the Rafale deal was possible due to the decisiveness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajnath was speaking soon after he completed a 30-minute sortie on a twin-seater trainer version of the Rafale fighter aircraft. The multirole combat aircraft, flown by Phillipe Duchateau, the […]

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Rajnath Singh to perform ‘Shastra Puja’ before Rafale delivery

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will take the delivery of the first sophisticated and state of the art Rafale fighter jet in France on Tuesday after performing ‘Shastra Puja’, a ritual involving the worship of weapons, as per Indian traditions. Shastra Puja has been a part of Indian tradition for thousands of years. Rajput […]

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IAF ‘accepts’ Rafale, formal hand-over on Dussehra

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday. The jet will be formally handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for induction into the IAF when he visits France on the occasion of Dussehra on […]