India, Dec. 22 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was conferred the Legion of Merit medal by US President Donald Trump, on Tuesday tweeted that "I am deeply honoured," adding that the honour recognises efforts of people of both countries to improve bilateral ties. PM Modi further reiterated his government's "firm commitment" to strengthen the ties between the two countries.

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"I am deeply honoured to be awarded the Legion of Merit by @POTUS @realDonald Trump. It recognises the efforts of the people of India & the US to improve bilateral ties, reflected in the bipartisan consensus in both countries about the Indo-US Strategic Partnership," PM Modi said in his tweet....