PM Modi conferred Saudi’s highest civilian honour

The prime minister was presented the award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court on the night before his scheduled departure to New Delhi.

New Delhi | Published:April 3, 2016 10:04 pm
modi2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented the award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court on the night before his scheduled departure to New Delhi. (Source: MEAIndia/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday was conferred the Arabian country’s highest civilian honour — the King Abdulaziz Sash.

The prime minister was presented the award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court on the night before his scheduled departure to New Delhi.

The award is named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state.

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Earlier in the day, King Salman bin Abdulaziz accepted PM Modi’s invitation to pay an official visit to India after the two held delegation-level talks to cement bilateral ties between both sides and expand cooperation in diverse areas including trade, investment and counter-terrorism.

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    BAPTY.s Seshasayee
    May 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm
    India and Indians SHLD be Proud of this Award to our MODIJI FROM THE SAUDI KING .THANK U.
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      commentaorji
      Apr 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm
      Why he desire for this award. What he did can the Saudi say.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now NRI PM will award to him
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        M.N. JOSHI
        Apr 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm
        What a joke!
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        Manish
        Apr 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm
        It is very much possible to buy awards.
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          MyTake
          Apr 3, 2016 at 8:42 pm
          As India had planted leaders all along heart of those leaders mostly being disconnected from their heads (and in many cases both misplaced close to their lower end), it is not only Saudia who had hard times who to talk to and what India to be taken for! Now that a leader whose heart and head is working together and is not in shifting nor in slippery ground, Saudia like many other countries now find they got some who they can talk to on mutual beneficial ground!
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            MyTake
            Apr 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm
            Bad mouthing at everything defying logic is part of Nehruvian ideology. Outshout is part of their strategy. There is not much to pay attention to other than finding ways to educate them and give them good and proper education.
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              MyTake
              Apr 3, 2016 at 7:05 pm
              Sickularists now suffering from heart burn and indigestion! They gone to see the doctors - no one is on duty today! Or may be they are getting confused by the day!!
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                MyTake
                Apr 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm
                When a good leader is there even "bad" people start seeing the light, whatnot talk of other good people! How many good leaders India had since independence that not only others but India's very own average people could trust?
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