Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Prasad Saud has informed that the government has directed the Nepali Embassy in Delhi to investigate the reality of the Akhand Bharat map installed in Indian Parliament building and provide a report.
On Tuesday, Minister South responded to questions from the House of Representatives' International Relations Committee following the Prime Minister's travel to India. He stated that the Foreign Minister of India has already provided the official view on behalf of the Government of India that the mural depicts the growth of the Ashokan empire.
Minister Saud informed the committee that he has asked the Nepali embassy in New Delhi to discuss the map with the Indian side and obtain a report.
He described it as more of a painting than a map of a unified India. He stated that in the absence of a clear official stance of the government he was unable to talk to media unequivocally as he was unaware of the map . He added that it is inappropriate to discuss the important topic, including both nations during the visit of the country's Prime Minister with little information.
Minister Saud said that our political map is is well-defined by the government, hence, continuing to argue about the map is inappropriate. And, also not essential to continually stir up controversy and seek out Nepalese officials' thoughts.
He stated that the Nepalese government is unaware of what is included in the EPG report. According to Minister Saud, the Nepal government has not formally comprehended or read the EPG report. He stated that the Nepalese government is eager to comprehend the EPG findings but cannot be expected to do so soon.