“Bravest of the the Brave ,most generous of generous , never had a country more faithful friends than you.Sir Ralph Turner MC,3rd Queen Alexander’s Own Gurkha Rifles .1931
Better dead than a live coward . Gurkha prove.
The name “Gurkha ” comes from the hill town of the gorkha from which the Nepalese kingdom had expanded.
If there was a minute’s silence for every gurkha causalty from world war || alone ,we would have to keep quiet for two weeks.”Gurkha welfare trust.
Former chief of staff of the Indian Army field Marshal sam Maneskshaw once famously said about Gurkhas :(If a man is not afraid of dying than he is either lying or he is Gurkha.)
Fearsome Gurkhas have been part of the British Army for almost 200 years, but who are these Nepalese fighters? Title taken from “gurkha”,also known as “gorkhali”. Other name for valor, courage, steadfastness, loyalty, neutrality and impartiality come from the small principality of Gurkha, which by the middle of the 18th century had conquered most of what is today known as Nepal. Prithivi Narayan Shah the king of Gorkha and his successors became so powerful that they overran the whole of the hill country from the border of Kashmir to the east of Bhutan. Turning south, they began to raid into Much of the question has been answered in reference to the Khukuri because without one the other is nothing. The appellation Gurkha by now the the territories of Britain’s Honorable East India Company. This was a situation that could not be tolerated by “John Company”, which declared war against the Gurkhas in 1814. There followed a series of bloody campaigns until a peace treaty was signed in the spring of 1816. The British, after seeing how bravely these small statured Gorkhalis fought and also with the possession of most of the quality that makes an ideal infantrymen, they made a provision in the treaty to recruit them in the British Army as the Brigade of Gurkhas. Since then many Nepalese, mostly the Rai’s , Limbus,