- Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran has been selected for Japan’s National Award called as ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’.
- He has been awarded for his contributions in strengthening strategic ties and enhancing mutual understanding between India and Japan.
- ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ is the Japanese government’s Second Highest National Honour.
- It was established by Japanese Emperor Meiji in 1875.It is awarded for an exceptional civil or military merit.
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