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Nepal writes to Britain seeking review of treaty on Gurkha recruitment

  15th February 2020 मा प्रकाशित

KATHMANDU: It has come to light that Nepal has formally written to Britain seeking review to a trilateral treaty among Nepal, India and Britain on recruiting Gurkha fighters.

In a letter dispatched to British Embassy in Kathmandu, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proposed reviewing the treaty and settling the issues of retired Gurkhas through dialogues.

But, the officials at the Ministry refused to comment, BBC Nepali reported.

Based on the treaty that was signed following independence of India, Nepalis are recruited in British and Indian armies.

It is for the first time Nepal sent a formal letter to review the treaty that was signed on 1947.

Prime Minister KP Oli during his Britain visit in June had proposed a review of the 1947 tripartite agreement during his meeting with the then British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The agreement assures that facilities for Nepalis serving in the British and Indian armies will be in par with their British and Indian counterparts.

However, Gurkha veterans have long alleged Britain of discriminating them.

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