PM Modi 1st Indian to Get France’s Highest Award Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour

French President Emmanuel Macron conferred Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, which is France’s highest award. PM Modi is the first Indian to receive the honour.

The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour is the highest French honour in military or civilian orders. In the past South African President Nelson Mandela, King Charles III, former Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali have received this honour.

The award ceremony took place at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Thursday night.

“Thank President @EmmanuelMacron and Mrs. Macron for hosting me at the Elysee Palace this evening,” Modi tweeted after his meeting with the French President.

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