Seven Rafale fighter jets to arrive in India by April-May next year: Rajnath Singh


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived in the national capital from France visit on Thursday night, said that seven Rafale fighter jets will arrive in India by April or May next year. The Defence Minister was in France for the  official handover of the first Rafale aircraft.

“Seven Rafale jets will arrive in India by April or May. The aircraft is capable of reaching up to the speed of 1800 kmph. I flew in a Rafale jet at the speed of 1300 kmph. The credit for the successful acquisition of the jets goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Singh said while addressing reporters here.

He said that the France visit was a success and that he also held a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron for over 35 minutes. Read More

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