Modi receives Russia’s highest civilian award from Putin, dedicates it to people of India

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi was on Tuesday (9) officially conferred the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, Russia’s highest civilian award, by president Vladimir Putin for his contribution to fostering bilateral ties between the two countries.

In a special ceremony in St. Andrew Hall in the Kremlin, Putin conferred the award on the visiting leader. The award was announced in 2019.