US President Donald Trump on Monday merged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in enhancing the strategic partnership of both the prestigious army and for India’s rise as a global power.
India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu accepted the award on behalf of the Prime Minister from US National Security Advisor Robert O. Bryan at the White House.
O’Brien said in a tweet, “President Trump” presented the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in enhancing the US-India strategic partnership. “
Modi was presented with the highest degree Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit which is given only to the head of state or the government.
He was given the award in recognition of his steadfast leadership and vision that has accelerated India’s emergence as a global power and enhanced strategic partnership between the United States and India to address global challenges.
O’Brien said in another tweet that Trump also presented a Merit of Legion to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. The awards were received by their respective ambassadors in Washington DC.
President Trump said, “Honored the lease of merit to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his leadership and vision for an independent and open Indo-Pacific.”
Trump awarded the Legion of Merit to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his leadership in addressing global challenges and promoting collective security.
The United States is the latest country to award its highest award to the Indian Prime Minister.
Other awards include the Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud in Saudi Arabia 2016, Ghazi’s State Order of Amir Amanullah Khan (2016), Grand Caller of Palestine Award of the Kingdom (201 (), Order of Zayed Award (2019) by the United Arab Emirates ), Order of St. Andrew by Russia (2019), Order of District Rule of Nishaman Izzuddin by Maldives (2019).