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13 World Leaders That Narendra Modi Has Tweeted At

This is what diplomacy looks like in 2014.

India’s newly elected Prime Minister won in a landslide election last week, following one of the most social media savvy campaigns of all time.

Modi wooed voters with holographic speeches, hashtag campaigns, and a selfie mosaic of his supporters.

Since his election on Friday, Modi apparently spent the weekend chit-chatting with major world leaders, and then recapping his conversations on Twitter. Here’s a round-up of leaders Modi has spoken with so far:

1. Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada.

2. The President, Prime Minister, and former Prime Minister of Nepal.

Nepal is an old & deeply valued friend. We are committed to strengthening our relations with Nepal in various spheres.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

3. President Vladmir Putin of Russia.

I thank President Putin for his good wishes. Looking forward to making our relations with Russia even stronger in the years to come.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

India-Russia friendship has stood the test of time. We will further strengthen our relations in a wide range of fields. @KremlinRussia_E

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

4. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan.

My gratitude to Prime Minister @AbeShinzo for extending his good wishes. Strong relations with Japan is beneficial for both our nations.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

Personally, I have a wonderful experience of working with Japan as CM. I am sure we will take India-Japan ties to newer heights.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

5. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.

I thank President Zuma for his wishes & congratulate him on his re-election as President of South Africa. @SAPresident

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

6. President François Hollande of France.

I spoke to President Hollande over the telephone & accepted his wishes. We both understand the importance of strong India-French ties.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

7. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

Spoke to Chancellor Merkel. Thanked her for her wishes. We look forward to closer relations between India & Germany in the coming years.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

8. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain.

Had a telephonic conversation with PM of Spain Mr. Mariano Rajoy. We look forward to working with each other to strengthen India-Spain ties.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

9. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

My gratitude to @UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon for his good wishes. India values our long & proud relationship with the UN.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

10. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji.

My thanks to the Fiji PM Mr. Voreqe Bainimarama for his good wishes. We will make India-Fiji relations stronger in the coming years.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

11. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand.

Thanks to New Zealand PM Mr. John Key for his letter containing his good wishes. We will make our ties with NZ much stronger.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

12. United States Secretary of State John Kerry.

@JohnKerry Thank you Mr. Kerry. We will strengthen relations between our 2 vibrant democracies in the years to come.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

13. And, following being granted a visa to enter the United States after he was initially denied one, Modi even exchanged pleasantries with President Barack Obama.

In our conversation, @BarackObama & I talked about further strengthening India-USA strategic partnership that will help both nations.

— narendramodi (@Narendra Modi)

According to Twitter India, these elections were record-breaking for the platform, largely thanks to Modi. His post-victory announcement is now the most retweeted tweet from India:

Translation: India has won. Good days are on the way.

This tracker shows a map of India during the elections, geo-tracking mentions of the candidates. Modi’s mentions are in red and orange:

View this embed ›

A Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed in an email:
• There were 2 million election-related tweets from India in the 24 hours of results coverage.
• There have been 58 million election-related tweets in 2014.
• On counting day, 750,000 tweets mentioned Narendra Modi.

@NarendraModi gained the highest number of followers in a single day on the day of the results. He started at 3,986,878 and ended at 4,091,739.

STRDEL/AFP / Getty Images

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