"Met the former President of France, Mr. @NicolasSarkozy," Modi tweeted along with a photograph of shaking hands with the former French President.
Earlier, he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which they discussed challenge of combating terrorism and reform of UN Security Council.
He conveyed to Swaraj that not making India a permanent member of the UN Security Council would be "an error".
"Always time for an old friend of India. EAM receives former French Prez @NicolasSarkozy at Hyderabad House," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Sarkozy was President of France from 2007 to 2012 during which ties between the two countries witnessed an upswing.