1947 Tripartite Agreement On Gurkha Soldiers

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. He recalled that the issue of the revision of the tripartite agreement was included in the joint statement that was made after the visit of the Nepalese Prime Minister, Mr Oli, to the United Kingdom. He also said the issue was discussed with British Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, during his visit to Nepal in February 2019. It is significant to mention here that earlier this year Nepal proposed to the United Kingdom to review and replace with a bilateral agreement a 73-year tripartite agreement with India and Great Britain on the recruitment and sending of Gurkha soldiers, as well as their benefits and facilities. In 1947, India became independent of the United Kingdom, and it was decided between the two governments to divide the Gurkha regiments between the British and Indian armies – six units of Gurkha were part of the new Indian army, while four were transferred to the British Army: New Delhi (NVI): the Nepalese Foreign Minister, Pradeep Gyawali , stated that the tripartite agreement between India in 1947, the United Kingdom and Kathmandu, India and Great Britain The recruitment of gurkhas has become irrelevant in the “modified political context”. India and Great Britain can recruit Gurkhas under the 1947 agreement between New Delhi, London and Kathmandu. While he called for a revision, Oli said last year that the tripartite pact was “very old and does not serve our current needs.” The 1947 agreement between India, Nepal and the United Kingdom on the military service of Gorkha soldiers has become “redundant,” Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday. Mr. Gyawali said prime minister K.

P. Sharma Oli had asked the UK to turn the deployment of the troops into a bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom, indicating the end of the agreement. At Mr. Oli`s request, Nepal had written to the United Kingdom to verify its engagement with London to ensure the prospects of Gorkha`s soldiers. 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. “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. 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.

Nepal`s official request for a review comes months after KP Prime Minister Sharma Oli first raised the issue when she met With Theresa May, then British Prime Minister in London, in June. After the meeting between Oli and May, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said Nepal had proposed a review of the agreement, to which May had responded “positively.”