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Rajnath Singh Performs 'Shastra Puja' Before Rafale Delivery; See Pics

India | | October 8, 2019, 7:49 pm
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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took the delivery of the first sophisticated and state of the art Rafale fighter jet in France on Tuesday (October 08) after performing 'Shastra Puja', a ritual involving the worship of weapons, as per Indian traditions. Shastra Puja has been a part of Indian tradition for thousands of years. Rajput warrior-king Maharana Pratap used to perform Shastra Puja before going into battle against his enemies. On Vijayadashmi, keeping to the tradition, people still perform Shastra Puja. In this photo, Rajnath Singh is seen performing 'Shashtra Puja' on the Rafale jet before its delivery. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took the delivery of the first sophisticated and state of the art Rafale fighter jet in France on Tuesday (October 08) after performing 'Shastra Puja', a ritual involving the worship of weapons, as per Indian traditions. Shastra Puja has been a part of Indian tradition for thousands of years. Rajput warrior-king Maharana Pratap used to perform Shastra Puja before going into battle against his enemies. On Vijayadashmi, keeping to the tradition, people still perform Shastra Puja. In this photo, Rajnath Singh is seen performing 'Shashtra Puja' on the Rafale jet before its delivery. (Image: AP)

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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shashtra Puja' on a Rafale jet fighter during a handover ceremony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, France on October 08, 2019. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shashtra Puja' on a Rafale jet fighter during a handover ceremony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, France on October 08, 2019. (Image: AP)

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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shashtra Puja' on a Rafale jet fighter during a handover ceremony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, France on October 08, 2019. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shashtra Puja' on a Rafale jet fighter during a handover ceremony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, France on October 08, 2019. (Image: AP)

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 Rajnath Singh puts his foot on a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

Rajnath Singh puts his foot on a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

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 Rajnath Singh visits the Rafale jet fighter assembly line in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France. (Image: AP)

Rajnath Singh visits the Rafale jet fighter assembly line in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France. (Image: AP)

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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stands by a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stands by a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stands by a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stands by a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stands by a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stands by a Rafale jet fighter in Merignac, France. (Image: AP)

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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Drapier tour the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France. (Image: AP)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Drapier tour the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France. (Image: AP)

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