●The Tripartite Agreement,1947 on Gurkha soldiers
•In 1947, when India became independent, it was decided to split Gurkha regiments between the British and Indian armies
•East India Company first recruited Gurkhas after suffering heavy casualties during the Anglo-Nepalese War also known as the Gurkha War. (The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Sugauli in 1816.)
•Recently, the Nepal’s Foreign Minister has said that the 1947 Tripartite Agreement between India, Nepal and the United Kingdom (that deals with the military service of Gurkha soldiers from Nepal) has become redundant
•The issue became a talking point after Indian Army Chief remarked that Nepal’s strong protest against Indian road construction in the Limpiadora-Kalapani-Lipulekh area was at the behest of a third party (China).
•The Napelese people believe that Indian Army Chief, who is granted the honorary post of a General in the Nepal Army has hurt the sentiments of the Nepali Gurkha Army personnel who lay down their lives to protect India.
•After the 1947 Tripartite Agreement, the British Army amalgamated the Gurkha regiment into combined Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR). Currently, the Gurkhas comprise up to 3% of the British Army. In 2015 they completed 200 years of service in British Army.
•Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is guarded by two personal Gurkha officers.
•The Gurkhas are recruited every year at the British Gurkha camp at Pokhara in Nepal.
• The camp enlists fresh recruits not only for the British Army, but also for the counter-terror arm of the Singapore Police Force.
•Their signature weapon of Gurkhas, Khukri, forms part of the Gurkha regimental insignia in Britain as well as in India.