Singh reiterated that the fighter planes were meant only for self-defence and not for aggression.
The minister, who took formal charge and flew a sortie of the first of 36 Rafale combat jets to be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) during the tour, left with a message for French companies to make India their base for production of defence equipment.
Stressing on India's substantial requirements of aero engines, both in civil and military domains, Singh said the country is open to explore an aero engine complex on a government-to-government basis.
French multinational Safran, the manufacturer of the M88 state of the art engines fitted in the Rafale jets acquired by India, gave a presentation of its facility to the minister who took a tour of the assembly line of the company near the French capital.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 8 praised the handling of the Rafale jet after taking delivery of the first combat aircraft from France.
While the formal handover ceremony took place on October 8, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020
Ahead of his talks with Macron, Singh held discussions with France's Armed Forces minister Florence Parly.
India had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.
Singh has been performing 'Shastra Puja' for last several years including in his tenure as the Union Home Minister in the previous NDA government
The ceremony to hand over the first Rafale jet will take place on October 8, the foundation day of the Indian Air Force, the sources said.
Speaking after commissioning the INS Khanderi submarine at the dockyard of the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, he said there are some powers who want to do a Mumbai-like attack on Indian coastal regions, but "their desires will not be allowed to be fulfilled".
Referring to the anti-terror airstrike in Balakot earlier this year, he said India will not let anyone who bothers it "rest in peace".
Singh also said India's recognition of Pakistan's existence does not mean it has also accepted the country's 'occupation' of parts of Kashmir.
Singh said the Mumbai terror attack took place through the sea route, but the government is strongly resolved not to let such incidents to happen in the country.
The submarine was handed over to the Navy by Mazgaon Dockyard Ltd, a defence PSU, on September 19.
Singh also inaugurated the Engineers' Conclave 2019 as well as Product Development and Innovation Centre at the premises of the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) here.
Rajnath Singh became the first Defence Minister to fly on board in the Light Combat Aircraft
The IAF has already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft. The naval version of the LCA is in development stage.
Under the 'Make in India' initiative, several important steps have been taken to change the status quo and to make India not only a major arms manufacturing hub in the world but also a net defence exporter, the defence minister said.
Lauding the youths of the country at the closing ceremony of 11th National Youth Summit here, Singh said all wars, including the one in Kargil, were won by young soldiers.
A joint statement issued on September 3 said the two ministers affirmed their intention to hold the first foreign and defence ministerial dialogue under the two-plus-two framework ahead of the Indo-Japan annual summit later this year.
Four Apache helicopters are to be stationed at the Pathankot Air Force Station, which is considered to be the prime airbase, which is just a few miles from the border of neighbouring Pakistan
In reflection of their growing congruence in defence ties, India and Japan have already decided to go for joint development of military platforms, and specific proposals for such venture will be discussed during Singh's visit, they said.
As tension between India and Pakistan escalated over the Kashmir issue, Singh said Islamabad does not have any locus standi on Jammu and Kashmir and it must stop interfering in India's internal affairs.
In Pakistan, the army chief is the de facto power centre, but General Bajwa is faced with India's Kashmir move and Washington's stated intention of pulling out of Afghanistan