From Sri Lanka to Pakistan to Indonesia, this is far from an isolated event.
Labor mixes up its extremely important trade partners, Brian Burston beats his old boss Pauline Hanson on power station trivia, and new conservative activist group Advance Australia really knows how to use social media.
As in Australia, public figures accused of sexual harassment and assault in India are wielding defamation law to silence those who speak out.
After India's landmark legal decision, there are now 71 countries where LGBTIQ relationships are criminalised.
Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.
Around the world, closed-messaging apps are being exploited by legitimate and illegitimate news organisations alike, and are quickly becoming a favorite medium for propaganda.
Religious minorities are experiencing huge increasing violence in Modi's India, but that doesn't seem to be a deal-breaker for our leaders in Canberra.
Dress ups and gaffes marked both visits, but their deeper significance is a bit more complicated.
Two weeks after the ABC's Late Night Live program was due to fly out to India to record interviews with a "who's who of prominent Indians", authorities have still not explained why Phillip Adams and his team weren't granted visas.