PM Narendra Modi conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour- the King Abdulaziz Sash.

The prestigious award was bestowed upon Indian Prime Minister by incumbent Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court.

About King Abdulaziz Sash

  • The award has been named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state.
  • The award is bestowed upon citizens of Saudi Arabia and foreigners for meritorious service to the Saudi Kingdom. King himself makes awards to foreigners.
  • World leaders who have received the honour include US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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  • SHERRY GOYAL
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    What service has modi provided to the SAUDI ARABIA..?? :p :p

  • Shashwat
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    The same which nelson mandela and khan abdul ghaffar khan provided to India …… #jealousysustains

  • ASHISH KODAP
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    This award tells us the importance of strong 3 million work force of Indians there and huge quantity of import of crude oil from Saudi by India.Both are crucial for them.
    This tells the status of India and its importance to the Gulf as well as the other parts of world.

  • tintin
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    HA HA HA! I heard a joke on it..ppl out there are so much fed up of his frequent travel..so to make him leave ..socha..award do and make him go!