(File photo)The 1947 treaty that Nepal signed with India and the UK allows them to hire Gorkhas in Army service. Now, demands for a review of the pact are being raised by Nepal. Early this year, Nepal wrote to the UK, highlighting that Gorkha veterans have long alleged discrimination in remuneration. According to Nepalese media reports at the time, the request for a review was made as Nepal planned to scrap or review all “discriminatory” pacts. Nepal’s demand for new bilateral arrangements has come amid strained relations between India and Nepal over the Kalapani issue, reports Ruchika Uniyal.The ‘Gurkha recruitment’ pactDuring the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-16, the East India Company suffered heavy casualties inflicted by Gurkha soldiers, forcing the British
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