The national 'Lotus' flower has been imprinted on Indian Passports, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said.Lotus is the national flower and has been imprinted on the passports as part of the enhanced security features to check fake passports, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.Better quality of paper has been used for new Indian passports along with improved printing technology. The printing process has been done in Maharashtra's Nashik.He further stated that the move is in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) guidelines.ICAO is a UN specialised agency that works with its 193 member states and industry groups to create international civil aviation standards and recommended practices, and policies for a safe, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.The lotus symbol was chosen as it is the national flower of India. Although, other national symbols that hold a primary importance in India's past and present will also be used on the passports on rotational basis.