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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled the world in an ‘attempt’ to maintain and forge good relations with world leaders. In fact, he has made four trips to the US in his two years and calls US President Barack Obama by his first name. Well, looks like the PM has left quite an impression on the POTUS as he is the only Indian PM who appears in the introductory video of Barack Obama which was showed as a tribute to his tenure during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The 10-minute video, that details the eight years of Obama as president, shows his struggles, achievements, and challenges in his two-terms which will end in January 2017, the difficult decisions he has had to take and face the economic crisis that hit the country in 2007-08. The video also shows the events and situations that lead up to the encounter of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Well, PM Modi making it to the video is a decision that speaks volumes of the equation the two share which has been called ‘bromance’ on social media. Modi has visited The White House twice and has met Obama seven times till date. In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Modi had said, “It is true that Obama and I have a special friendship, a special wavelength.” No wonder!
PM Modi making it to the video is a moment of pride for many Indians who took to Twitter to share their sentiments.
PM Modi is the only world leader highlighted in the video introducing Obama at DNC pic.twitter.com/gcmezgWhe0
— dr parag (@ParagDr) July 28, 2016
In my living memory, as far as oratory goes:
In Hindi / Gujarati: PM Modi unparalleled
In English: Prez Obama unparalleled
— Utsav Mitra (@UtsavMitra) July 28, 2016
Both the 10-minute video of Obama and the one-second frame of Modi made a grand spectacle on social media.