Why was Indian PM Modi not invited by US President Joe Biden to attend the emergency meeting?


Biden called an emergency meeting at #G20 – India’s so-called Vishwaguru Modi is missing!

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G20, a two-day summit was held at Indonesia’s Bali on 15, and 16 November 2022. Meanwhile, an image of the world leaders gathered at a meeting is shared on social media platforms claiming that Biden called an emergency meeting at the G20 summit but did not invite PM Modi and that he is missing from the meeting. A Twitter user ‘Ashok Swain’ shared the claim first, post which it got viral. Other such posts can be seen here, here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

When searching for the image, it was found in the ‘Hindustan Times’ article dated 16, November 2022 with the title ‘US President Biden convenes ’emergency’ meeting of global leaders over missile strike on Poland’. The image was captioned ‘World leaders during a meeting of G7 and NATO leaders in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, (AP)’.

The White House released a statement post-meeting of the Leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali. The statement was released under the title ‘Joint Statement of NATO and G7 Leaders on the Margins of the G20 Summit in Bali‘. This clarifies that the meeting was among G7 and NATO leaders to discuss Russia’s attack on NATO-ally Poland.

The social media users seem to further question why was India not included when Japan was included in the meeting though it is not a NATO member.

The Group of 7 (G7) forum was founded to discuss crises affecting the world economy. It is made up of seven members including Japan.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) currently has 30 members and the list of the countries can be found here. Japan is not one of the members. But is one of the nine NATO global partners.


It is found that the claim Modi was not invited to attend G7-NATO meeting is baseless as India is not a part of any of the said group. Though Japan is not a NATO member it is one of the G7 members and one of the NATO global partners.

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