US President Trump confers Legion of Benefit on Modi

Washington/New Delhi, Dec 22

President Donald Trump has conferred the Legion of Merit, one of the highest military honours of the US, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating bilateral strategic partnership and accelerating emergence of India as a global power.

Modi thanked Trump for the honour, saying the award recognised efforts of the people of India and the US to improve ties, reflected in the bipartisan consensus in both countries about the Indo-US strategic partnership.

India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the Prime Minister from US National

Security Adviser Robert O’Brien at the White House on Monday. — PTI/TNS

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