The Defense Minister of France, Florence Parly will give an official visit to India on September 10. Parly will attend the induction ceremony of India’s first batch of Rafale Fighter Jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF). French Embassy stated, “Parly’s visit focuses on strengthening France’s forward-looking defense cooperation with India, the foremost Asian strategic partner”. This will be the third visit of the French Defense Minister to India since 2017. She will meet Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval during her visit.