NEW DELHI: The Congress today mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s “hugplomacy“, or his fondness for giving hugs to heads of state while on diplomatic visits.

In a video released on the day Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi, the Congress lampoons Modi’s now famous hugs with several world leaders by describing them with droll epithets punctuated with reaction gifs.

Notable amongst these are PM Modi’s “Titanic hug” with former French President Francois Hollande and “That’s enough hugs” with US President Donald Trump.

The video also dubs his interactions with female diplomats “awkward”, as exhibited by cherry-picked footage showing his missed handshake with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and stilted courtesy to Japan’s first lady Akie Abe.

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