US President Donald Trump’s term is set to end in January, but before that he has awarded the highest honor, the Legion of Merit, to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This honor has been given to PM Modi for enhancing the Indo-US strategic partnership and for India to emerge as a global power. U.S. National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien was told of the honor. Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu accepted the honor on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There was a time when the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi was denied a visa by the US.
Robert O’Brien tweeted that President Donald Trump, through his leadership, has awarded India-Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Leg of Merit for enhancing the US-India strategic partnership. Earlier, Donald Trump conferred Legion of Merit honors on Australian Prime Minister Stoke Morrison and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Commenting on the highest honor of the United States, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that the medal was for Prime Minister Modi’s strong leadership, vision for India’s rise as a global power and progress in Indo-US strategic partnership, his contribution to global peace and prosperity Recognizes
Now you may be wondering what is the highest honor of America, Lease of Merit? So let me tell you that the Legion of Merit Medal was introduced by the US Congress on July 20, 1942. This medal is awarded to members of the U.S. military, foreign troops and political figures who have done outstanding and commendable work in demonstrating outstanding service achievements. The Leg of Merit is one of the highest military medals. The Lease of Merit Medal has a 5-ray suffocating cross, which is red in color, with a blue center with 13 white stars.