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  • British Gurkhas battle for parity

    British Gurkhas battle for parity

    According to the Tripartite Agreement signed between the UK, India and Nepal in 1947, Gurkhas are an integral part of the British Army, so they should receive bravery awards, pay and benefits equal to their British counterparts.

    December 20, 2018
  • Hello Jenny Gurkha

    Hello Jenny Gurkha

    Though fewer in number than their counterparts in the Indian Army, the Royal Gurkhas ~ the Brits spell it with a ‘u’, Indians prefer to use ‘o’ ~ will soon have one additional claim to fame. Come 2020 and the elite regiment will have women soldiers wielding the celebrated khukri. In keeping with the rest …

    July 21, 2018
  • Dalits versus Marathas

    Dalits versus Marathas

    Bhim Rao Ambedkar (1891-1956) remarked in his famous tract Annihilation of Caste (1936) that Hindu society has evolved in the name of caste and not for the nation. Ambedkar’s remark was validated on the very first day of this year when there was a vicious opposition by a section of the Marathas against a large …

    January 13, 2018
  • British Army contingent arrives in India for joint exercise

    British Army contingent arrives in India for joint exercise

    A British Army contingent of over a hundred personnel arrived here today to take part in the Indo-UK joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2017. The contingent after landing proceeded directly to the exercise location in Mahajan in the western sector of the state where the exercise will commence from December 1. Indian Army officials received them …

    November 29, 2017
  • London college helps design new British Army uniform

    London college helps design new British Army uniform

    London’s Royal College of Art has collaborated with the Ministry of Defence to design a 21st-century combat uniform for the British Army. The future concept uniform went on the show for the first time at the showpiece Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition here on Thursday evening, reports Xinhua news agency. The combat uniform is …

    September 15, 2017