Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday honored the Prime Minister of India with ‘Legion of Advantage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honored with this award for enhancing the strategic partnership of the two countries and the rise of India as a world power.

India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu accepted the award from American National Security Adviser Robert O’Briana on behalf of Narendra Modi.

US National Security Adviser Robert O’Briana tweeted and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that Modi has done terribly well for the strategic partnership of the 2 countries. Due to that he is being awarded the Legion of Benefit.

The highest degree Chief Commander of the Legion of Advantage is given solely to the Head of State or Government. It was established by Congress on July 20, 1942.

The Legion of Advantage Medal is a 5-rayed white cross, edged with red, resting on a inexperienced wreath with a blue centre containing thirteen white stars.

The award is conferred to members of the US military and foreign military members and political figures who have displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

Prime Minister Modi’s superior effort, personal leadership, and unwavering commitment to advancing strategic cooperation between the United States and India and promoting international peace and prosperity mirror great credit upon himself, the Indian militia, and his country.”

The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander may be a domed five-pointed American white star plaque of heraldic sort bordered in purplish-red enamel 215/sixteen inches circumscribing diameter with thirteen white stars on a blue field rising from a circle of clouds; backing the star, a laurel wreath with pierced, crossed arrows pointing outward between every arm of the star and thus the wreath.

The reverse is engraved with the words ‘United States of America’.

In September this year, once a terribly long gap, President Donald Trump awarded the Legion of Benefit, Degree Chief Commander, to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait.

The Legion of Merit, instituted in 1942 by former U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is awarded to members of the U.S. military and additionally members of foreign (i.e., non-U.S.) military and typically heads of state or government.

The award is presented to foreign recipients in four categories: Chief Commander, Commander, Officer and Legionnaire. Other Indians who have won the award embody Field Marshal K.M.

Cariappa who received the Legion of Advantage (Degree: Chief Commander) in 1949 from then U.S. President Harry S. Truman.