India says Gautam Buddha was undoubtedly born in Lumbini, Nepal

Published On: August 10, 2020 07:40 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Ministry of External Affairs of India has stated that Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal.

Issuing a statement on Sunday evening after Nepal’s reaction to Indian External Affairs Minister  S Jaishankar's claim that Lord Buddha was Indian, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs stated that there is no doubt that Buddha was born in Lumbini which lies in Nepal.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said earlier on Sunday that it is a well-established and undeniable fact proven by historical and archaeological evidence that Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal.

During a virtual event titled "India@75 Summit: Collaborating for a New Self-reliant India," on Saturday, the Indian external affairs minister made the claim that Lord Buddha was Indian. "Who are the greatest Indians ever that you can remember?" Jaishanker asked, adding, "I would say one is Gautam Buddha and the other is Mahatma Gandhi."

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