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France assures timely delivery of Rafale jets despite Covid-19

Initially, the first set of four Rafale jets were to arrive in India in May, but this was later rescheduled for July.

rafale jet, rafale jet deal, france rafale deal, indian express The two ministers agreed to “strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between India and France”.

France has assured India that it will ensure “timely delivery” of Rafale fighter jets despite challenges posed by Covid-19.

In a telephonic conversation between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly on Tuesday, the French minister “reaffirmed its commitment to ensure timely delivery of Rafale Aircraft despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Initially, the first set of four Rafale jets were to arrive in India in May, but this was later rescheduled for July.

The two ministers agreed to “strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between India and France” and “discussed matters of mutual concern, including Covid-19 situation, regional security and agreed to strengthen the Bilateral Defence Cooperation” the Defence Ministry said.

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First published on: 24-05-2020 at 08:51:51 pm
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