PM Modi birthday: From Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump to Obama; check pics of foreign dignitaries floored by Indian PM's 'hug diplomacy'
Updated On : 17 Sep 2017,07:03 AM
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating his 67th birthday today. Modi is known to meet people in a friendly manner and usually takes them by surprise. The Indian PM displays amazing warmth in his relationships and his bear hugs are very famous. Foreign dignitaries such as Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, US President Donald Trump and others have been floored by Modi's jovial manner and hugs. Let's have a look at some pictures where PM Modi meets leaders and dignitaries across the globe in his trademark manner. PM Modi met the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on his recent India trip. Both the world leaders conducted a road show in Ahmedabad and laid the foundation for India's first bullet train.
PM Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister ever to visit Israel in 70 years. Netanyahu displayed amazing warmth to welcome PM Modi from the airport. The historical visit was marked by amazing bonhomie between both the world leaders.
PM Modi met US President Donald Trump in the White House on 15 June 2017 during his recent trip to the US. Both the leaders discussed prominent issues among which destroying radical Islamic terrorism emerged as a major point.
PM Modi's hug diplomacy also continued with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Indian PM stressed that both India and Turkey should look to strengthen business and economic relations.
India and Afghanistan both have suffered a lot due to terrorism. PM Modi stressed on the same topic with the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and urged him to destroy terrorist camps present on the Afghan soil. Further, both the nations resolved to strengthen security measures and act together to fight the scourge of terrorism.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito broke protocol on 9 June, 2016 as he himself drove PM Modi to a restaurant. Mexico also offered India support regarding its membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
PM Modi had a great bonhomie with former US President Barack Obama which was witnessed in Modi's visit to the US during Obama's tenure and Obama's visit to India. He met the US President 7 times within 2 years and thanked the US for its support to India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
When Abu Dhabi's crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Delhi on 10 February, 2016, PM Modi broke protocol to welcome his special friend on his own.
PM Modi and former French President Francois Hollande met on 24 January, 2016 at Chandigarh's rock garden. Hollande was also the 'Chief Guest' during the Republic Day Parade in 2016.
PM Modi met Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on 28 September, 2015 in Silicon Valley, California and floored everyone with his sense of humour. The Indian PM discussed his life and various traits about India.