At the G20 Retreat today, hours ahead of the summit, PM Modi was seen interacting with President Obama, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
PM Abbott had thrown a traditional Aussie barbecue at the state Parliament House for the retreat.
He later tweeted a photo of PM Modi sharing a lighter moment with President Obama and himself during the retreat.
Earlier, the Australian PM extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Modi to the G20 summit. As they shook hands, Mr Modi, attired in a black bandhgala suit, embraced the Australian premier.
"There were no hugs from Abbott besties David Cameron and Stephen Harper. We repeat, no hugs," it said.
The Guardian, in an article titled '<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/14/narendra-modi-from-international-pariah-to-the-g20s-political-rock-star" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Narendra Modi: from international pariah to the G20's political rock star</a>', wrote that Prime Minister Modi "is one of the most popular figures at this G20. A leader others want to see, and be seen with".