KATHMANDU: British defence secretary Geoff Hoon is considering whether to slash a regiment of the Gurkhas. According to Scotland on Sunday, army chiefs have told Hoon that he must “consider sacrificing half of the historic Nepali soldiers” who ... Himalayan times, 2 months ago
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In 1815, British authority in India was put to severe test by the forces of an expanding Nepali state. Impressed by their art of hill warfare and tenacity, Britain began recruiting Nepalis for a special elite brigade. Over 220,000 Gurkhas fought ...Al Jazeera, 1 week ago
KATHMANDU, FEB 06 - In July 2009, Subash Rai and his sister had applied to settle in the UK as children of a retired British Gurkha. A year ago in September, a British court had ruled that only children of age 18 or under could join their Gurkha ...Kathmandu Post, 3 weeks ago
The British way: The birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated recently at the residence of the British high commissioner to India, Sir James Bevan. In attendance were many politicians and diplomats. Kiran Bedi, who came for a short time, was ...Times of India, 1 day ago Birthday celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Government UK, 6 days ago Speech: Birthday celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Individual.com, 6 days ago
London: British legislators are examining proposals to create a new British Sikh regiment like those which fought for the country in the two World Wars, according to media reports Tuesday. Former defence minister Nicholas Soames said in ...Weekly Voice, 1 day ago UK army mulls proposal for fresh all-Sikh regiments Domain-B, 6 days ago British Army considers Sikh regiment Asian Times Online UK, 6 days ago British legislators mull creating new Sikh regiment Daijiworldcom, 1 week ago
Inquest hears that lack of training may have been an issue Javelin missiles not user friendly" according to British chief instructor (photo: Wikimedia) 16:28 An inquest in the United Kingdom into a 2009 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan ...Copenhagen Post, 1 week ago
Two Gurkhas are preparing for a 1,500 mile endurance challenge in the Arctic. Capt Jon Armstrong, 28, from Redhill, Surrey, and Cpl Arjun Limbu, 34, from Taplajung in Nepal, aim to travel round Ellesmere Island off the north Canadian coast in May.BBC, 1 week ago
14:32 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets the Sultan of Brunei.(Reuters / Paul Hackett) Britain will continue to station troops in Brunei for another five years to help maintain the armed forces permanent presence in South ...Russia Today, 2 weeks ago Press release: PM meeting with the Sultan of Brunei: February 2015 Government UK, 2 weeks ago BISAM to Be Held at Binturan Firing Range Complex BruDirect, 1 month ago
WAYNE ROONEY has reportedly told Manchester United team-mate Angel Di Maria to hire a Gurkha to guard his house. Di Maria's Cheshire property was broken into by armed thugs earlier this month, while he was eating dinner with his family. The ...Scottish Daily Express, 2 weeks ago
(Bloomberg) -- Fines levied on banks for rigging Libor interest rates are helping to build affordable homes in the U.K. for Nepalese Gurkha veterans. A total of 960,000 pounds ($1.5 million) will be given to Gurkha Homes Ltd. to build 32 new ...Bloomberg, 1 month ago
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