27/01/2016 1:05 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Here's Definitive Proof Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is A Compulsive Hugger

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and French President Francois Hollande greet each other at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday that could push a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

When it comes to public show of affection, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's enthusiasm is unparalleled. His effusive welcome of world leaders -- be it the bear hug for outgoing US President Barack Obama or the hand-in-hand walk down the red carpet with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif -- make for great photo-opportunities. But recently his display of affection for French President François Hollande, who was in India for a three-day visit, backfired when social media users poked fun at photos of the awkward embrace.

Twitter users recently spotted a photograph of Modi hugging Hollande, and promptly compared it to a now-famous pose from the Oscar-winning Hollywood film Titanic (1997).

So here's a compilation of warm embraces, awkward hugs and adoring looks the Indian PM has bestowed upon prominent dignitaries that prove beyond a shadow of doubt that our Prime Minister is indeed a hugger.


Also Read: Twitter's Having A Good Laugh At Modi And Hollande's Awkward, 'Titanic' Embrace

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