The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has been conferred with the highest decoration, The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump on 21 December 2020.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s steadfast leadership and vision have accelerated India’s emergence as a global power and elevated the strategic partnership between the United States and India to address global challenges. India is a key partner for US in Indo-Pacific, where the two countries are increasing collaboration to ensure freedom of the seas, open and transparent investment & infrastructure development, secure and reliable digital networks, & good governance,” said United States.
The Legion of Merit, in the highest degree of the Chief Commander, is a prestigious award conferred by the President of the United States, typically upon Heads of State or Heads of Government of other countries.
The award was received on behalf of the Prime Minister by the Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
“President @realDonaldTrump presented the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Ambassador @SandhuTaranjitS accepted the medal on behalf of Prime Minister Modi.” –NSA Robert C. O’Brien pic.twitter.com/QhOjTROdCC— NSC (@WHNSC) December 21, 2020