Historical First Gorkha Regiment gets new Battalion 6/1GR

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CANDIGARH April 1st: The historical First Gorkha regiment of the Indian army has raised a new battalion on Friday at Subathu Cantonment, which is the birth place of the First Gorkha Rifles in Himachal Pradesh. The move is historical as the Gorkha regiment has raised a new battalion after a gap of almost five decades. […]


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THE TERM GORKHA AND ORIGIN: There is occasional controversy regarding the term ‘Gorkha’ or ‘Gurkha’ or ‘Goorkha’. We are mostly dependent on the definition assigned by British authors. The Britishers being the holder of colonial power, always interpreted or wrote the history in their favour. An example of mis-representation is Second Anglo-Maratha war of 1720-1740, […]

Lets give it a final push: Granting ST status to Gorkhas

9:54 AM
Writes Swaraj Thapa There has been immediate, widespread reaction within the Gorkha community to the BJP led Central goverment’s decision to set up a high level secretarial committee to look into and recommend granting of Scheduled Tribe status to 11 Gorkha communities in India, much of it heartily welcoming the move but some doubting it. […]

Major Abhijai Thapa received gallantry award the Shaurya Chakra

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Indian Gorkha, Major Abhijai Thapa, 29, who was killed in a chopper crash at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh in October last year, was posthumously awarded Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime gallantry award. Anjali-Thapa his wife received gallantry award the Shaurya Chakra for him. It was a moment of pride for Anjali Thapa as she […]

Himachal – Gorkha Sabha Bakloh in trouble

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Bakloh was the soul of 4 GR and at present is in trouble. The Executive Committee of Gorkha Sabha Bakloh came to AIGEWA Dehradun for help. Lt Gen (Retd) Ram Pradhan, Lt Col (Retd) Vk Sharma and Col (Retd) MS Thakur, VP AIGEWA made joint efforts to draft a letter for Colonel 4 GR. Uploaded […]
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