‘Tight slap to Pakistan’: Here are the awards that Prime Minister Modi has received from Islamic nations since 2014

PM Modi mocks Congress prince Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha, representational image

During his recent visit to Bahrain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the UAE’s highest civilian award, the ‘Order of Zayed’ and the “The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance” in Manama on Saturday. These are two recent honours that have been received by PM Modi from Islamic Nations.

PM Modi was honoured with “The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance” as he held talks with King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on various bilateral and regional issues. Moreover, he was conferred with the highest civilian award, ‘Order of Zayed’ as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

PM Modi’s personal diplomatic outreach has yielded great results for India as far as the Muslim world is concerned. Its relationship with Islamic nations is better than ever before. Several other Islamic nations have also honoured PM Modi with their highest civilian award in the recent past.

Following is a list of awards PM Modi has been conferred with by Muslim-majority countries:

  • The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance, Bahrain – August 2019
  • Order of Zayed, UAE’s highest civilian award – August 2019
  • Grand Collar of the State of Palestine – February 2018
  • Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan – June 2016
  • King Abdulaziz Sash Award, Saudi Arabia – April 2016
  • Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen, Maldives – June 2019

Though Pakistan has been continuously trying to isolate India, particularly amongst the Islamic nation in the world, especially after India’s audacious decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, these honours bestowed upon Modi from Islamic Nations over the last five years is sufficient enough to blow unnerved Pakistan off its feet.

Government officials believe that such widespread recognition from the Muslim world is a “tight slap” for Pakistan, which has been making one failed attempt after another to isolate India, especially amongst Islamic nations.

Despite India’s specific direction which spelt out that the decision to revoke Article 370 was India’s internal matter, rattled Pakistan has been trying all possible tactics to create unnecessary pressure on India. Besides snapping trade and downgrading diplomatic ties the parody nation has also been resorting to frivolous things like shutting its airspace for India, boycotting Indian advertisements and channels etc. Not only this, Pakistan has been running pillar to post knocking the United Nation’s door to exert pressure on India.

Failing in all its attempt, troubled Pakistan has also been attempting to create a fear-based environment and to mislead people, by resorting to spreading fake news and misinformation on social media.

OpIndia Staff: Staff reporter at OpIndia
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