US confers 'Legion of Merit' award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 22nd of December 2020 06:26 PM

New Delhi: US President conferred the highest decoration, The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

The award is in recognition of the Prime Minister’s steadfast leadership and vision for India's emergence as a global power, and exemplary contribution made by him for the advancement of the India-United States strategic partnership and promoting global peace and prosperity, an official statement said here on Tuesday.

The Legion of Merit, in the highest degree of the Chief Commander, is a prestigious award conferred by the President of the United States, typically upon Heads of State or Heads of Government of other countries.

The award was received on behalf of the Prime Minister by the Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

At the ceremony, The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, was also awarded to the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, and former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.


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