TIL Desk/National/Paris/ India does not purchase arms to threaten any country but to increase its defence capabilities, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday after his nearly 25-minute sortie in the Rafale combat jet which he described as “very comfortable and smooth”.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who changed into combat flight gear for the ride after he had performed a Shastra Puja on the plane at Merignac airport, said the aircraft will enhance the Indian Air Force combat capability massively — intended only for self-defence.
do not purchase arms and other defence equipments to threaten any country but
to increase our capabilities & strengthen our defences. The credit for the
acquisition of the Rafale jets must go to PM @narendramodi. His decisiveness
has greatly benefited our national security,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.