Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sense of affection through his diplomatic hugs to eminent heads of states showcase India's warmth and friendship to the global powers. The most recent recipient of Modi's tight grip was US President Donald Trump, countering his infamous awkward handshake. Social media went haywire with this Modi-Trump hug drawing thousands of tweets and GIFs.
June 2017: PM Modi shared a friendly hug with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia where St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was in progress.
January 2015: When nostalgia hits you right! Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugging former US President Barack Obama at his arrival in New Delhi for Republic Day celebrations.
January 2017: PM Modi welcomed Saudi's crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was invited as chief guest for 68th Republic Day celebrations.
January 2016: PM Modi embraced Former French President Francois Hollande at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh during 3-day India visit.
June 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron hugged by PM Narendra Modi before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.
PM Modi greeted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Kabul to discuss wide range of issues, including security and bilateral cooperation.