After India`s independence, six Gurkha regiments were transferred from the British to the Indian Army under a tripartite agreement between Nepal, India and Britain. A seventh regiment was set up after independence. There are currently about 32,000 Gurkhas who form the 40 battalions that serve in the seven regiments of the Indian Army. There is not a single military campaign launched by independent India, where the battalions have not left their indelible traces. In recent decades, many retired Indian Army officers have remembered the tenacity, courage and fighting abilities of Gurkha`s troops in the dizzying heights of the Siachen Glacier in Ladakh. The 1947 agreement between India, Nepal and the United Kingdom, which deals with the military service of Gorkha soldiers, has become «superfluous,» Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday. «Gorkha`s recruitment is a legacy of the past. It was, on the one hand, the first window open to young Nepalese to go abroad. He has contributed in the past to creating many jobs for the company. In a different context, some of these provisions have become questionable. At least the tripartite agreement of 1947 has become superfluous,» Gyawali replied to a question. He spoke of a possible «bilateral» agreement with India regarding Gorkha`s soldiers. Gyawali said Prime Minister K.P.
Sharma Oli urged the UK to turn the employment of soldiers into a bilateral agreement with the UK, which signalled the denunciation of the deal. At Mr. Oli`s request, Nepal had written to the United Kingdom to verify the engagement with London to secure the prospects of the Gorkha soldiers. The Tripartite Agreement between the United Kingdom, India and Nepal was a treaty signed in 1947 on the rights of Gurkhas, recruited into military services of the United Kingdom and India.  This Agreement does not apply to Gurkhas employed in the Nepal Army. As part of the agreement, four Gurkha regiments of the British Army were transferred to the British Army and 6 joined the Indian Army.  As of 2020, India has 39 Gorkha battalions serving in 7 Gorkha regimes.  Those who were transferred to the British army were sent to other remaining British colonies. In Malaya and Singapore, their presence in the Malay state of emergency was necessary and was to replace singapore`s Sikh unit, which joined the Indian army after India`s independence. These units of Malaya (Malaysia and Brunei) and Singapore, after the independence of these British colonies, are still part of the forces of Brunei and Singapore. Recently, Nepal`s foreign minister said that the 1947 agreement between India, Nepal and the United Kingdom, which governs the military service of Gorkha soldiers, has become superfluous. The agreement applies to the 3500 Gurkhas who serve in the British Army and nearly 40,000 Gurkhas in the Indian Army.
It does not apply to Gurkhas in the Nepal Army. . . .