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Oct 09, 2019 02:58 IST

Paris [France], Oct 9 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (native time) obtained Guard of Honour by French Republican Guards at ‘Lodge de Brienne Protection Minister,’ in Paris.
Singh is on a three-day go to to France to develop the prevailing strategic partnership between New Delhi and Paris.
Earlier within the day, Singh obtained first of the 36 French-built Rafale fighter jet.
Singh obtained the plane on the Rafale fighter jet handing-over ceremony at Merignac within the presence of French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly. Members of the highest navy brass of France in addition to senior officers of Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, have been additionally current on the ceremony.
The Defence Minister additionally held a gathering with French President Emanuel Macron throughout which the 2 leaders resolved to take the connection between the 2 nations to the following degree.
Singh described the assembly as heat and productive and mentioned it demonstrated the depth of India-France bilateral partnerships, “particularly within the defence sector, which has considerably strengthened in latest occasions.”
The minister will carry out the Shastra Puja on the auspicious event of Vijayadashami and fly a sortie within the Rafale fighter plane. (ANI)

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