Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was conferred the Legion of Benefit medal by US President Donald Trump, on Tuesday tweeted that “I’m deeply honoured,” including that the honour recognises efforts of individuals of each international locations to enhance bilateral ties. PM Modi additional reiterated his authorities’s “agency dedication” to strengthen the ties between the 2 international locations.
“I’m deeply honoured to be awarded the Legion of Benefit by @POTUS @realDonald Trump. It recognises the efforts of the individuals of India & the US to enhance bilateral ties, mirrored within the bipartisan consensus in each international locations concerning the Indo-US Strategic Partnership,” PM Modi stated in his tweet. “The 21st century presents each unprecedented challenges in addition to alternatives. The India-US relationship can leverage the huge potential of our individuals’s distinctive strengths to supply international management for the advantage of complete humanity,” he posted in a subsequent tweet.
“On behalf of the 1.three billion individuals of India, I reiterate my authorities’s agency conviction and dedication to proceed working with the US authorities, and all different stakeholders in each international locations, for additional strengthening India-US ties,” PM Modi concluded.
Trump had on Monday conferred the Legion of Benefit, Diploma Chief Commander, on PM Modi for “exceptionally meritorious service “ because the chief of India. It is likely one of the highest army honours of the US and may solely be conferred by the US President. A hardly ever awarded medal, it’s often given to heads of state or authorities.
Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s envoy to the US, accepted the honour on behalf of the prime minister from Robert O’Brien, the US Nationwide Safety Advisor, in a ceremony on the White Home. On the ceremony, the medal was additionally conferred on Australian PM Scott Morrison and former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.