Not A ‘Happy New Year’ For The Gorkha Brigade


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Thank the Lord that in the new year, some people are beginning to learn that Nepali Gorkhas are not being recruited in the Agniveer scheme truncated from 15 years to 4 years’ service and that in the near future, the famed diminutive Gorkha warriors wearing Gorkha hats at a slant and Khukuris slung around the waist will be missing on Republic Day parade on Kartavya path. For five years including the Covid ban, the Gorkha Brigade has been deficient of 10,000 soldiers. Strangely neither India nor Nepal is willing to discuss the impasse; partly due to ego and for Nepal,...