Old video of PM Modi’s Australia visit shared as his Grand welcome in Italy

Misleading Political

The video is from 2023 when PM Modi visited Australia as a guest of the Australian government. It is not related to his recent visit to Italy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Italy to attend the annual G7 conference of advanced economies, where he conducted bilateral talks to several world leaders, including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Pope Francis. Following this, a video of PM Modi entering a huge auditorium while the audience chanted his name has gone popular on social media, with the claim that Modi was received by a massive crowd during the G7 conference in Italy.

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After analyzing the viral video, we found that the video shows PM Modi strolling on a red carpet with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and the national flags of India and Australia visible in the distance. This confirms that the video was most likely shot in Australia.

Keeping this in mind, we ran keyword search for images and videos of PM Modi with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and found similar visuals from 2023, when Modi visited Australia from May 22-24 as a guest of the Australian Government.

The community program in Sydney, Australia was livestreamed from PMO India’s official YouTube channel, a video uploaded on Modi’s official YouTube channel on 23 May, 2023. The video description states, “PM Modi attended mega community programme in Sydney, Australia. Australian PM Albenese also joined in for the event.”

Moving forward, we found another video from the same event uploaded on Modi’s YouTube channel on May 23, 2023. It shows him entering the Qudos Bank Arena venue with his Australian counterpart. The caption reads, “Festive fervour in Sydney as PM Modi and PM Albanese arrive at Qudos Bank Stadium!”

The visuals in this video match with those in the viral clips. You can see a comparison below

Furthermore, images from the event have been uploaded on Modi’s official website, supporting the YouTube videos. 

A video showing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed in Sydney, Australia, in May 2023, is circulating with a false claim that it portrays a grand reception for Modi in Italy during the recent G7 summit.


Fact Crescendo found that the claim made along with the viral video to be Misleading. A video showing PM Modi being welcomed in Sydney, Australia, in May 2023 has been going viral with the misleading claim that it depicts Modi’s spectacular reception in Italy during the last G7 summit.


Title:Old video of PM Modi’s Australia visit shared as his Grand welcome in Italy

Fact Check By: Usha Manoj 

Result: Misleading

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