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  • 09 December, 2020

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  • The President of the United States conferred the Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The award was received by the Ambassador of India to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu on behalf of the Prime Minister.

About Legion of Merit

  • The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States.
  • It is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements, and loyalty.
  • It is issued to the eight uniformed services of the United States and also to the Heads of foreign Governments.
  • It is one of the two United States military decorations that is issued as a necklet. The other is the Medal of Honour.
  • A necklet is a type of decoration designed to be worn and displayed around the neck of the person.
  • The Legion of Merit is the seventh in the order of precedence of all the United States military awards.

Source: PIB

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