Yesterday, on the occasion of Dussehra , Rajnath Singh the Defence minister receive the first Rafale aircraft in the French port city of Bordeaux by the French President Emmanuel Macron. After receiving he performed Shastrapooja and take a sortie in the jet after that.
After reaching there, the Rajnath Singh tweet that he is so delightful to be in France. According to him, their main aim is to expanding the special relationship between the two countries. After meeting with Macron at the Elysee Palace in the French capital, he flown to Merignac, a suburb of the south-western French town of Bordeaux where he will participate in the official ceremony of the handover ceremony.
On this dusshera, the auspicious day for Hindus and the foundation day of Indian air force were celebrated with this ceremony. All the arrangements such as shastrapooja or you can say weapons worship is made at the air base. Rajnathsinghwill take a sortie in a two-seater trainer version of the aircraft. At this ceremony, the various other members of the top military brass of France as well as the makers of the rafale present at there at the ceremony.
India has ordered 36 rafale aircraft to France, a deal of 59000 crores is finalized between them. Whereas the formal rafele handover ceremony takes place this week and the first batch of rafale fighter jets fly to home base in India 2020. It is expected that all the 36 jets will receive in India by September 2020. Basically the rafale is the twin jet fighter aircraft. The main quality of rafale is it operate from the aircraft career and the shore base. It can carry out all the combat aviation missions to achieve air superiority and air defense, close air support.
With the French navy 2004, the rafale has entered in the airbase. The first rafele jet will come with tail number RB 001 with RB denoting the initials of Air Chief Marshal RakeshBhadauria.