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Clipped Video Shared To Claim PM Modi Did Not Receive a Grand Welcome in France

The viral video is clipped. A longer clip showed PM Modi receiving a ceremonial welcome when he arrived in France.

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A video which shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking down the stairs from a flight and greeting a lady is going viral on the internet to take a dig at the leader.

What are users claiming?: Those sharing the video are claiming that PM Modi did not receive a proper welcome and was greeted by a single lady when he arrived in France.

The viral video is clipped. A longer clip showed PM Modi receiving a ceremonial welcome when he arrived in France.

An archive of the post can be found here.

Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

The video had garnered more than 1,00,000 views on the social media platform. Archives of similar claims can be found here, here, here, and here.

What is the truth?: The video is clipped and is being shared with a misleading claim.

  • The video showed PM Modi being welcomed at the airport by French PM Elisabeth Borne.

  • A longer version also showed PM Modi receiving a ceremonial welcome when he arrived in France.

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What led us to the truth?: A keyword search led us to a longer version of the viral video uploaded on the official YouTube channel of PM Narendra Modi.

  • The video was titled, "PM Modi arrives to a ceremonial welcome in Paris, France | PM Modi France visit 2023."

  • It was uploaded on 13 July and shows PM Modi walking with his French counterpart on the red carpet while other people can be seen welcoming him.

  • PM Modi received a guard of hour at the airport and the national anthems of both countries were played.

News reports: A report in Hindustan Times said that PM Modi was accorded with a ceremonial welcome when he arrived in Paris for two-day visit.

  • The Quint published a video on PM Modi's visit to France, which showed him walking on the red carpet.

PM Modi's visit to France: The two-day visit of the prime minister was seen as a way to diversify India's strategic options and maintain relations with France.

  • PM Modi was set to hold bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on various issues. You can read our coverage here.

Conclusion: A clipped video is being shared on the internet with a false claim stating that PM Modi did not receive a grand welcome in France.

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