KATHMANDU: India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has explained that the comments made by its External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s that Lord Buddha was an Indian alluded to the mutual Buddhist legacy between Nepal and India.
“There is no uncertainty that Gautam Buddha was conceived in Lumbini, which is in Nepal,” MEA’s Official Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava today said while reacting to a media question on the comments.
Prior today, Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) gave an announcement saying said it was a well-settled and evident truth demonstrated by authentic and archeological confirmations that Gautam Buddha was conceived in Lumbini in Nepal.
“It is a well-settled and irrefutable actuality demonstrated by recorded and archeological confirmations that Gautam Buddha was conceived in Lumbini, Nepal. Lumbini, the Birthplace of Buddha and the wellspring of Buddhism, is one of the UNESCO world legacy locales,” the MoFA expressed in a press articulation.
It might be noticed that Indian Foreign Minister Shankar had during a virtual occasion on Saturday, asserted that Lord Buddha was an Indian.
MoFA reviewed that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made them during his visit to Nepal in 2014, had said that “Nepal is where missionary of harmony on the planet, Buddha, was conceived” while tending to the Legislature Parliament of Nepal.