The Modi Hug: Narendra Modi's Style of Greeting Global Leaders

India | Associated Press | February 21, 2019, 9:49 pm
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 Narendra Modi hugs with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in during a joint press conference after their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. (Image: AP)
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Narendra Modi hugs with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in during a joint press conference after their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival, at Palam AFS in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival, at Palam AFS in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 PM Narendra Modi hugs Argentine President Mauricio Macri upon his arrival at the Indian presidential palace as Macri's wife Juliana Awada, President Ram Nath Kovind, and his wife Savita Kovind watch in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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PM Narendra Modi hugs Argentine President Mauricio Macri upon his arrival at the Indian presidential palace as Macri's wife Juliana Awada, President Ram Nath Kovind, and his wife Savita Kovind watch in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 PM Narendra Modi hugs President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of 'Vibrant Gujarat', in Gandhinagar. (Image: PTI)
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PM Narendra Modi hugs President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of 'Vibrant Gujarat', in Gandhinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs President Donald Trump as Modi departs the White House in Washington. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs President Donald Trump as Modi departs the White House in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron is hugged by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. (Image: AP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron is hugged by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. (Image: AP)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi hugs Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi hugs Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande hug at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande hug at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India. (Image: AP)

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 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hugs Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif. (Image: AP)
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hugs Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama hug upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama hug upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe upon arrival at State Guest House in Kyoto, western Japan. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe upon arrival at State Guest House in Kyoto, western Japan. (Image: AP)

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