Washington: US President Donald Trump honored Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) on Monday with the prestigious Legion of Merit Award. Prime Minister Modi received this honor for his leadership in strengthening the strategic partnership between India and America and for elevating India as a world power. Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu accepted the award on behalf of Prime Minister Modi. US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien presented the award to White High.
In a tweet, Brian said, President Trump “awarded the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in expanding the strategic partnership between the United States and India”.
“President @realDonaldTrump presented the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership between the United States and India. Ambassador @ SandhuTaranjitS accepted the medal on behalf of Prime Minister Modi. ”–NSA Robert C. O’Brien pic.twitter.com/QhOjTROdCC
– NSC (@WHNSC) December 21, 2020
The Legion of Merit is one of America’s most respected awards, bestowed on the head of a country or government.
Brian said in the next tweet that Trump also honored Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe with the Legion of Merit. The ambassadors of both countries received this honor.