Nepal’s Gurkha Army is known around the world as a resilient force with a fierce reputation for great fighters. So, who are the Gurkhas?
Who are the Gurkhas?
“It is said that Gurkhas take their name from the Himalayan principality of Gorkha in west-central Nepal. ”
Gurkhas: the beginning of the end?
“As scores of British Gurkha soldiers are made redundant by the British army and recruitment numbers fall, there is deep concern among Nepal’s mountain tribes that their proud 200-year tradition could be under threat.”
In photos: 200 years of the fierce, fearless Gurkha warriors
“Such is the reputation of Gurkhas-the fearless, fierce soldiers from Nepal-that even the gritty Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of India’s greatest military commander, was an avowed admirer: ‘If a soldier says he is not afraid of death, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.'”
Nepal’s Elite Gurkha Fighters Struggle to Save Homeland
“When the earthquake that ravaged Nepal hit this mountain village, Dhaniram Ghale lost his home and dozens of his neighbors, who were crushed to death.”
Nepal’s Desperate Struggle For Democracy
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