New Delhi, Oct 6 : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will perform “shastra puja” on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami on October 8 in France during his two-day visit where he will receive the first set of Rafale fighter aircraft.
The minister will leave for France on Monday. On October 8 morning, Mr will meet French President Emmanuel Macron.
Later, the minister will participate in the Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony at Merignac along with French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly. He will also perform the Shastrapuja on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, a defence official said.
He will also fly a sortie in the Rafale fighter aircraft and hold the annual defence dialogue with French Minister of Armed Forces Ms Florence Parly.
On October 9, Mr Singh will address the CEOs of the French defence industry during which he is likely to urge them to participate in “Make in India” and the DefExpo to be held in Lucknow from February 5-8.(UNI)