10 times Narendra Modi’s hugs took the internet by storm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photos hugging world leaders have come into discussion on the internet once again after the photos of awkward hugs with the French president Francois Hollande went viral.

The Indian premier can be seen awkwardly hugging Hollande, an embrace termed by the Washington Post as ‘unusual even by Modi’s standards’.

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In the photos, the French president is apparently getting away while Modi touched him on waist moments after the previous hug.

Check out some of the reactions from the folks on the internet and see if you can figure out what’s going on.

This isn’t the first time Modi has awkwardly hugged world leaders and foreign dignitaries. There are more… here goes.

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We all remember this #ModiInDubai photo, don’t we?
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When he welcomed US president Obama with this ‘warm’ hug
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And even when Modi visited the US
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The infamous hug with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
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And this hug with Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif… let’s not talk much about this because we all know PM Nawaz is being more awkward here than Modi.

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With the Prime Minister of Malaysia
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The almost-a-hug with US Secretary of State John Kerry
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Embracing the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
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3 Comments

  1. sushil says

    modi hugs – a fantastic article

  2. Atiq says

    Nice article , can the protocol people brief the PM , pls make a correction Number 8 picture is PM Modi hugging the PM of Malaysia

  3. Manju says

    nice.. those leaders could understand the warmth of this world leader.. which is the real reason for the intimate international relation ship of India.. hug indicates intimacy..nothing to do with protocols

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