India and Nepal have had a new dispute over the birthplace of the Buddha, Indian media reported on the 9th. Nepal objects to the claim by Indian Foreign Minister subhramanyam Jaishankar that Sakyamuni is the greatest “Indian”. At a webinar held by the Federation of Indian industries on August 8, when discussing the issue of “the greatest Indian ever”, Indian Foreign Minister Su Jiesheng said, “I think one is Sakyamuni, the other is Mahatma Gandhi.” < / P > < p > a day later, the Ministry of foreign affairs of Nepal issued a statement saying, “it is an established and undeniable fact that Sakyamuni was born in Lumbini, Nepal.”. The spokesman reminded that Indian Prime Minister modi mentioned in his speech to the Nepalese parliament in 2014 that “Nepal is a world peace Messenger – the country where Buddha was born”. A spokesman for the Ministry of foreign affairs of Nepal added, “it is true that Buddhism subsequently spread from Nepal to the rest of the world. This issue is unquestionable and controversial and therefore cannot be the subject of debate. The entire international community is very clear about this. ” A few hours later, the Indian government issued a statement, temporarily calming the dispute. “In his speech yesterday, the foreign minister of India mentioned our shared Buddhist heritage,” said Anurag Srivastava, spokesman for India’s foreign ministry. There is no doubt that the Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal According to the report, although Nepal has always been sensitive to the birthplace of Sakyamuni, the latest friction took place in the context of the cooling off of bilateral relations due to territorial issues. In September 2013, sujatha Singh, then foreign minister of India, had to publicly reiterate that “Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal”. < / P > < p > in addition, about 300 cable TV operators in Nepal have blocked the Indian television station Zee TV, which apparently broadcast the news that “Sakyamuni was born in India” in a series of programs.