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Indian Tripartite Agreement

“This issue was also discussed last year between the Prime Ministers of Nepal and the United Kingdom in London, as well as the need for a timely review of the 1947 tripartite agreement,” the letter says. “The ministry recalls that the two Prime Ministers had an exchange of views on continuing discussions to address these issues.” New Delhi: Nepal`s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali called Gurkha`s recruitment a legacy of the past and called the 1947 tripartite agreement superfluous and said that, in the amended context, some provisions were questionable. India and Great Britain can recruit Gurkhas under the 1947 agreement between New Delhi, London and Kathmandu. Last year, in December, Nepal said it wanted to review a military agreement allowing its citizens to be linked to the British army. Gyawali said the Nepalese government should also be part of the recruitment process, adding that the agreement should also take into account other issues such as pensions and other benefits, as they are not on an equal footing with their British counterparts. The agreement applies to the 3,500 Gurkhas who serve in the British Army and to nearly 40,000 Gurkhas in the Indian Army. It does not apply to the Gurkhas of the Nepalese Army. While he called for a revision, Oli said last year that the tripartite pact was “very old and does not serve our current needs.” In its march 15, 2019 report, the House of Representatives committee ordered the Nepalese government to address the tripartite agreement and the issue of Gurkha veterans with the British government as a priority. The tripartite agreement between the United Kingdom, India and Nepal was a treaty signed in 1947 on the rights of gurkhas recruited into the military service of the United Kingdom and India. [1] This agreement does not apply to gurkhas employed by the Nepalese army. As part of the agreement, 4 Gurkha regiments of the British Army were transferred to the British Army and 6 joined the Indian Army.

[2] From 2020, India has 39 Gorkha battalions serving in 7 Gorkha regiments. [2] Those who were transferred to the British Army were sent to other remaining British colonies. In Malaya and Singapore, their presence was necessary in the Malaysian state of emergency and they had to replace the Sikh unit in Singapore, which was returning to the Indian army to gain Indian independence. These units of Malaya (Malaysia and Brunei) and Singapore, after the independence of these British colonies, are still part of the armed forces of Brunei and Singapore. “We would like to propose formal talks to review the tripartite agreement and highlight concerns about complaints from Gurkha veterans,” the ministry said. “The Department would like the British Embassy to be able to work with the relevant British authorities to examine these issues and work out details together, including the formation of teams on both sides. The tripartite pact between Nepal, India and Great Britain ensures that all benefits, allowances, institutions and pension schemes of Nepalis serving in the British and Indian armies will be equivalent to those of British and Indian citizens. However, Gurkha veterans have long argued that Britain has discriminatory remuneration policies. After India`s independence, the recruitment of Gurkha soldiers was organized as part of the 1947 tripartite agreement between Nepal, India and Great Britain. The agreement also paved the way for the distribution between India and Great Britain of existing Gurkha brigades serving in British India.

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