PM Modi With Top US Honour ‘Legion Of Merit
News: US President has presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister received this award for his initiatives in elevating the U.S.-India strategic partnership.
- Along with Prime Minister, the award was also presented to Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
- What is Legion of Merit Award?
It is a military award of the United States Armed Forces given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services and achievements.
- It is awarded to members of the seven uniformed services of the United States as well as to military and political figures of foreign governments.
- The previous Indian recipients of the award include Field Marshal KM Cariappa (1950) and Satyawant Mallana Srinagesh (1955)