New Delhi, June 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his frequent foreign visits. The headline of "Modi visits India" has become a common humour nowadays. Since taking over on May 26, 2016, Modi has so far visited 39 countries across six continents (presumably, he won't visit Antarctica) in less than 24 months (his first foreign visit occurred in June 16-17 when he went to Bhutan).
However, statistics say the PM is yet to visit a lot more countries than those he has visited. There are more than 160 countries which are still to be visited by Modi though in terms of diplomatic significance, many of these countries are not as important. [A brief look at Modi's latest foreign visits]
So far, Modi has visited 24 Asian states; 7 European states besides 8 in other three continents
Modi has so far visited 24 Asian countries (another 24 still left), seven European countries (41 still to be covered), three North American (out of 14), two African (out of 54) and Oceanian and one South American state (out of 12).
Modi has covered 6 continents in last 2 years; he only gave Antarctica a miss
Besides the bilateral visits, Modi has also visited some multilateral conferences like BRICS, G20, SCO, India-Africa Forum etc. He has also been to three UN summits thrice.
Here are the list of countries that Modi has visited so far:
Asia: Bhutan, Nepal, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore (twice), China, Mongolia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Afghanistan (twice), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar.
Europe: France (twice), Germany, Russia, Ireland, UK, Belgium and Switzerland.
Africa: Seychelles and Mauritius
North America: USA (four times), Canada and Mexico.
South America: Brazil
Oceania: Australia and Fiji