US President Donald Trump granted the Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in promoting the US-India strategic partnership and emergency of India as a global power.
On behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award from the US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at the White House.
The Official account of NSC tweeted in the Twitter account – “President @realDonaldTrump presented the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the US-India strategic partnership. @SandhuTaranjitS accepted the medal on behalf of Prime Minister Modi”- NSA Robert C.O’Brien”
PM Modi was presented with the most eminent degree Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit which is given only to the Head of State or Government. He was present with the award in recognization of his incredible leadership and clear vision which helped India’s development as a global power and also levitated the imperative partnership between the United States and India to address the global challenges.
NSC in another tweet said – @realDonaldTrump, I presented the Legion of Merit to @ScottMorrisonMP, @narendramodi, and @AbeShinzo, through Ambassadors @A_Sinodinos, Sugiyama @JapanEmbDc, and @SandhuTaranjitS, who accepted the decorations.” – NSA Robert C.O’Brien”
All the awards were received by their ambassadors in Washington DC. Even as per reports the United States is the recent country to bestow its highest award to the Prime Minister of India.
The other awards which included – Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud by Saudi Arabia in 2016, State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan (2016), Grand Collar of the State of Palestine Award (2018), Order of Zayed Award by United Arab Emirates (2019), Order of St Andrew by Russia (2019), Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddin by Maldives (2019).
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