Indian PM Narendra Modi

Indian PM Modi's Twitter hacked with bitcoin tweet

The tweet was swiftly deleted and his office said the account had been very briefly compromised.

It is the second time Mr Modi's Twitter account has been hacked.

He's a prolific tweeter and has more than 70 million followers - the most of any world leader.

The deleted tweet from his main @narendramodi handle said the Indian government had officially bought 500 bitcoin and was "and distributing them to all residents of the country".

Last year, his account was hacked and a tweet sent out urging people to donate to a fake Covid relief fund.