Gurkha soldier’s number to remain intact
By N24 Correspondent
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
KATHMANDU: Brigade of Gurkhas will remain intact with a strength of 2600 soldiers while the British soldiers which currently numbers 97000 will be reduced to 82000 regulars post 2020.
“I am delighted that the Gurkha brigade has survived these difficult cuts. This is good news for our Gurkhas and for Nepal, and is testament to the high regard that the British Government and people have for their Gurkhas,” said the Defence Attache at the British Embassy.
The regular soldiers will be bolstered by a part-time force of 30000 Territorial Army soldiers.
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