New Delhi: Amid reports of rethinking Nepal’s recruitment policy in Gorkha, Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday that nothing has changed in Kathmandu’s position.
On a question in Delhi, Nepal FM said : “As for the recruitment of Gorkha into the Indian Army, it is a reality and one of the important components of our relationship.
” He added:“ Yes, there is academic discussion in societies, in living democracies, opinions may differ on this, but so far the Nepalese government has not changed its position on this issue or made a new decision on it.
Under the 1947 India-UK-Nepal Tripartite Agreement, the Gorkha regiments served in the British and Indian armies. have been a very famous part of India-Nepal people-to-people relationship, in fact the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army General Bipin Rawat is from Gurkha 5/11 rifles.
Jai Maha Kali, Ayo ri Gorkhali ‘(Hi Goddess Kali, the Gorkhas are here! ), well known on both sides of the Indo-Nepal border.