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Saturday, December 1, 2012

An Untold Tale of Gurkhas

"If a Man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is Gurkha."


Gurkha are originally from Nepal, who are enlisted in British army.The Name "Gurkhas" originated during Gurkha war(1814-1816) when British were defeated and impressed with the Gorkhali soldiers who at that time only fought with khukuri ( Long Knives ) but still managed to defeat highly trained and advanced British soldiers.

Gurkhas then and now are still widely known for their Loyalty, Physical strength,  orderliness, courage, self sufficiency, endurance to fight persistently in the battle field with military strength, tenacity  and resilience.In the past, it was tradition and as well as honor  for Gurkhas to return from battle with his khukuri tasted the Blood of an enemy and if that's  not the case then the owner of the khukuri must cut himself before returning to the camp.However,fortunately its not the case now.The Gurkhas are identified by Victorians as the"Martial Race" possessing masculine quality for strength and toughness.

Photo : Gurkhas posing with their trademark weapon "Khukuri"
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