“11 Rafale aircraft have arrived in India. By this March, India may have 17 Rafale aircraft. By April 2022, all Rafale aircraft (the entire batch) will come to India,” mentioned Singh whereas responding to a query posed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mahesh Poddar in the Rajya Sabha.
Poddar had requested the Defence Minister about what number of Rafale have come to India, what number of are supposed to return, and until when they are going to be battle-ready.
The minister additionally responded to a query raised by All India Trinamool Congress MP Dr Santanu Sen on “any likelihood of privatisation of few features of the Defence in coming days?”
Responding to his question, Singh mentioned “We are emphasising on indigenisation and have chosen 101 objects that will not be imported from different nations however will likely be manufactured in India by Indians.”