US President Trump Presents PM Modi With Top US Honour 'Legion Of Merit’
US President Trump has presented the prestigious Legion of Merit, a top US honour, to PM Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of India and the US.
PM Modi was presented with the highest degree Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit, which is given only to the Head of State or Government.
PM Modi was given the award in recognition of his steadfast leadership and vision that has accelerated India's emergence as a global power and elevated the strategic partnership between the United States and India to address global challenges.
India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of PM Modi.
Trump also presented the Legion of Merit to Australian PM Scott Morrison and the former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. The awards were received by their respective ambassadors in Washington DC.
Taking to Twitter, National Security Council (NSC) quoted NSA Robert C.O'Brien and wrote, "'President @realDonaldTrump presented the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Ambassador @SandhuTaranjitS accepted the medal on behalf of Prime Minister Modi.”