Manmohan receives Japan's highest civilian honour today
November 05, 2014  10:57
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh received one of Japan's top national awards today, for his contribution to India-Japan ties, becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour.

Singh was awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship" between Japan and India for about 35 years.

Pic: Manmohan Singh receiving the award from Japanese emperor Akihito. 
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