Modi, who arrived here on the second day of his sojourn to France, visited the French Space Agency, CNES, in Toulouse.

The students from India milled around Modi who was happy to click a selfie for them.

The eager students crowded around Modi when he clicked the picture."We were all trying to take the best selfie out there," Modi tweeted later.

India's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted "The young usually want selfies. PM @narendramodi obliges." The students told reporters that they were not part of the brain drain from India and would be willing to go back to their home country after finishing their studies.

Many of them started chanting "Modi, Modi" as soon as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the venue.

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