It’s a big honor for India and PM Narendra Modi! Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to be awarded the Legion of Merit by the Government of the United States of America.
Legion of Merit, the only US military medal to be awarded to citizens of other nations. It is awarded for outstanding service, fidelity, and loyalty in either combat or non-combat positions.
US President Donald Trump has presented the prestigious Legion of Merit, a top US honor, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of India and the US. India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of PM Modi from the US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at the White House. Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, OBE, Indian Army, won this award in 1950 and General Satyawant Mallana Srinagesh, Indian Army in 1955. And few other Indian commanders from Indian Army has won this award in the past. “Click here” to see the whole list of recipients of the Legion of Merit