British Army to create a new Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha

Last Updated: March 20, 2019

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British Army to create a new Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha

British Army to create a new Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha

20 March 2019 Current Affairs: The British Army has announced that it would create a new Specialised Infantry Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha servicepersons. 
Gurkhas have completed 200 years of service in the British Army and currently, they comprise upto 3% of the British Army. 
Gurkha and British Army
During the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-16, Gorkha Kingdom had inflicted heavy casualties on the British Army even though they had lost the war. British India decided to recruit these soldiers starting in 1815 and the Gurkhas have fought on the side of the British Empire in almost every war, including both World Wars. The Gurkhas are recruited every year by the British Army and Gurkhas are held in high esteem in the British Army. Gurkhas have the same service conditions as the regular British Army, with the option of British citizenship upon retirement.

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