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Deeply Honored, Says Prime Minister Modi on Legion of Merit Award


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was awarded the Legion of Merit medal by US President Donald Trump, tweeted Tuesday that “I am deeply honored,” adding that the honor recognizes the efforts of the people of both countries to improve. bilateral relations. Prime Minister Modi also reiterated the “firm commitment” of his government to strengthen ties between the two countries.

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“I am deeply honored to have been awarded the Legion of Merit by @POTUS @realDonald Trump. It recognizes the efforts of the people of India and the United States to improve bilateral relations, reflected in the bipartisan consensus in both countries on the Indo-American Strategic Partnership, “said Prime Minister Modi in his tweet. “The 21st century presents both unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The relationship between India and the United States can harness the vast potential of the unique strengths of our people to provide global leadership for the benefit of all humanity, ”he posted in a subsequent tweet.

“On behalf of the 1.3 billion people of India, I reiterate my government’s firm conviction and commitment to continue working with the United States government and all other stakeholders in both countries to further strengthen ties between India and United States, “concluded Prime Minister Modi.

Trump had on Monday awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander-in-Chief, to Prime Minister Modi for “exceptionally meritorious service” as leader of India. It is one of the highest military honors in the US and can only be conferred by the president of the US A medal that is rarely awarded, usually given to heads of state or government.

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s envoy to the United States, accepted the honor on behalf of the prime minister from Robert O’Brien, the United States’ national security adviser, at a ceremony at the White House. At the ceremony, the medal was also presented to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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