On October 8, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Dussehra will fly to France to take Rafale fighter aircraft. Air Force Day is also the day of Dussehra. Although this powerful aircraft will join the Air Force with the official visit of the Defense Minister, its first shipment to India will not arrive before May 2020.
After the arrival of these aircraft in India in the year 2020, they will be changed according to Indian conditions and training will be given to the Air Force pilots and other staff. According to defense sources, Rajnath Singh may fly the Rafale aircraft during this trip. But it has not been confirmed yet.
Meeting on defense cooperation Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Rafael will also hold a meeting with the French government officials on defense and other cooperation after taking the plane. On October 9, Rajnath Singh will hold a meeting with his counterpart.
Deputy Air Force chief will also accompany Deputy Air Force Chief Air Marshal Harjinder Singh Arora is also expected to accompany Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on this occasion. Earlier, the Air Force Chief was scheduled to accompany Rajnath Singh, but he would be busy with the Air Force Day program in NCR.