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NATO-SABER STRIKE/
RTX1G2EI
June 11, 2015
British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2015....
ADAZI, Latvia
British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi
British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2015. The annual training this year involves more than 6,000 troops from 13 NATO countries and covers the territories of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. Soldiers from Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States have been taking part in the 2015 edition of the exercise, which has been held annually since 2010. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1AU55
April 29, 2015
Nepalese military personnel try to salvage supplies among the debris of a damaged shop at a devastated...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese military personnel try to salvage supplies among the debris of a damaged shop at a devastated...
Nepalese military personnel try to salvage supplies among the debris of a damaged shop at a devastated area following Saturday's earthquake at Arugat village, near Gorkha, Nepal April 29, 2015. The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal four days ago passed 5,000 on Wednesday as officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response, leaving survivors stranded in remote villages waiting for aid and relief. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATKJ
April 29, 2015
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATKE
April 29, 2015
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATKD
April 29, 2015
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATKB
April 29, 2015
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre...
Nepalese soldiers carry goods to an army helicopter to supply remote areas by air near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATHN
April 29, 2015
A Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre...
A Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATGK
April 29, 2015
A Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre...
A Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay?
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATFW
April 29, 2015
A Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre...
A Nepalese soldier passes goods to another soldier to supply remote areas by helicopter near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
QUAKE-NEPAL/
RTX1ATE1
April 29, 2015
Nepalese soldiers load goods into an army helicopter in Gorkha, Nepal, to supply remote areas near the...
GORKHA, Nepal
Nepalese soldiers load goods into an army helicopter in Gorkha, Nepal, to supply remote areas near the...
Nepalese soldiers load goods into an army helicopter in Gorkha, Nepal, to supply remote areas near the epi-centre of Saturday's earthquake with food and other needs, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Society
Society
Gurkhas - a Lost Generation - 08 Nov 2013
13 PICTURES
Royals
Royals
Queen Elizabeth Visits Barracks in Maidstone - 25 Feb 2011
14 PICTURES
NEPAL/
RTXUUBH
November 20, 2010
Maoist supporters have breakfast inside a make-shift food stall at Gorkha North of Kathmandu November...
GORKHA, Nepal
Maoist supporters have breakfast inside a make-shift food stall at Gorkha North of Kathmandu
Maoist supporters have breakfast inside a make-shift food stall at Gorkha North of Kathmandu November 20, 2010. The United Mission in Nepal UNMIN has opposed the participation of some 1000 Maoist soldiers staying in various cantonments in preparation to attend a gathering of former rebels at the Northern town of Gorkha on Sunday. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
NEPAL/
RTXUUB2
November 20, 2010
Residents and Maoist supporters collect firewood to prepare food for Maoists rebels who are meeting at...
GORKHA, Nepal
Residents and Maoist supporters collect firewood to prepare food for Maoists rebels who are meeting at...
Residents and Maoist supporters collect firewood to prepare food for Maoists rebels who are meeting at Palungtar village, at Gorkha, North of Kathmandu November 20, 2010. The United Mission in Nepal UNMIN has opposed the participation of some 1000 Maoist soldiers staying in various cantonments in preparation to attend a gathering of former rebels at the Northern town of Gorkha on Sunday. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
NEPAL/
RTXUUAR
November 20, 2010
Residents prepare food for Maoists rebels who are meeting at Palungtar village, at Gorkha, North of Kathmandu...
GORKHA, Nepal
Residents prepare food for Maoists rebels who are meeting at Palungtar village, at Gorkha
Residents prepare food for Maoists rebels who are meeting at Palungtar village, at Gorkha, North of Kathmandu November 20, 2010. The United Mission in Nepal UNMIN has opposed the participation of some 1000 Maoist soldiers staying in various cantonments in preparation to attend a gathering of former rebels at the Northern town of Gorkha on Sunday. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Royals
Royals
Prince Charles Meet Gurkhas - 11 Feb 2010
10 PICTURES
BRITAIN/
RTR2A3CU
February 11, 2010
Britain's Prince Charles (L) looks through a pair of binoculars while meeting with family members of...
NETHER AVON, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles looks through a pair of binoculars in Wiltshire
Britain's Prince Charles (L) looks through a pair of binoculars while meeting with family members of the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at the Avon compound in Wiltshire, southern England February 11, 2010. The soldiers are taking part in a Mission Rehearsal Exercise before being deployed to Afghanistan next month. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY MILITARY)
News
News
Lumley Celebrates Gurkha Victory - 21 May 2009
30 PICTURES
BRITAIN/
RTXKOS9
May 21, 2009
British actress and Gurkha activist Joanna Lumley celebrates with Gurkhas outside the Houses of Parliament...
London, United Kingdom
British actress and Gurkha activist Joanna Lumley celebrates with Gurkhas outside the Houses of Parliament...
British actress and Gurkha activist Joanna Lumley celebrates with Gurkhas outside the Houses of Parliament in London May 21, 2009. Britain's Government announced on Thursday that all Gurkha veterans who retired before 1997 with a minimum for four years' service, will be allowed to settle in the UK. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTXER3V
May 05, 2009
British actress Joanna Lumley stands with former Gurkha soldiers as she speaks to the media in front...
London, United Kingdom
British actress Lumley stands with former Gurkha soldiers as she speaks to media in front of the Houses...
British actress Joanna Lumley stands with former Gurkha soldiers as she speaks to the media in front of the Houses of Parliament after appearing at a select committee session, in London May 5, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN MILITARY POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN
RTXD9PU
March 27, 2009
British Gurkhas rest after going on foot patrol in Musa Qala, Helmand province, March 27, 2009. REUTERS/Omar...
MUSA QALA, Afghanistan
British Gurkhas rest after going on foot patrol in Musa Qala
British Gurkhas rest after going on foot patrol in Musa Qala, Helmand province, March 27, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTXD9PJ
March 27, 2009
Soldiers from the 2nd Gurkha Regiment of the British army clean and inspect their weapons on Patrol Base...
MUSA QALA, Afghanistan
Soldiers from the 2nd Gurkha Regiment of the British army clean and inspect their weapons on Patrol Base...
Soldiers from the 2nd Gurkha Regiment of the British army clean and inspect their weapons on Patrol Base Woqab in Musa Qala, Helmand province March 27, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTXCVIG
March 17, 2009
Former Gurkha soldiers and their supporters hold placards outside the High Court in London March 17,...
London, United Kingdom
Former Gurkha soldiers and their supporters hold placards outside the High Court in London
Former Gurkha soldiers and their supporters hold placards outside the High Court in London March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN MILITARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTXCVIA
March 17, 2009
Former Gurkha soldiers and their supporters hold placards outside the High Court in London March 17,...
London, United Kingdom
Former Gurkha soldiers and their supporters hold placards outside the High Court in London
Former Gurkha soldiers and their supporters hold placards outside the High Court in London March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN MILITARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR22NNX
December 17, 2008
Soldiers practice shooting during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, in the...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers practice shooting during training period in Lucknow
Soldiers practice shooting during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NNP
December 17, 2008
Soldiers attend a morning drill during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers attend morning drill during their training period on foggy day in Lucknow
Soldiers attend a morning drill during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NNK
December 17, 2008
Soldiers take part in a mock battle during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers take part in mock battle during training period in Lucknow
Soldiers take part in a mock battle during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NNJ
December 17, 2008
Soldiers climb a hurdle during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers climb hurdle during their training period in Lucknow
Soldiers climb a hurdle during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NN1
December 17, 2008
Soldiers attend a yoga class during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers attend yoga class during their training period on foggy day in Lucknow
Soldiers attend a yoga class during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NMF
December 17, 2008
Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers jump during their training period in Lucknow
Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NM7
December 17, 2008
Soldiers rappel down from a mock helicopter during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers rappel down from mock helicopter during their training period in Lucknow
Soldiers rappel down from a mock helicopter during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NLS
December 17, 2008
A soldier crosses across a hurdle during his training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on...
Lucknow, India
Soldier crosses across hurdle during his training period on foggy day in Lucknow
A soldier crosses across a hurdle during his training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NLR
December 17, 2008
A soldier crosses across a hurdle during his training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on...
Lucknow, India
Soldier crosses across hurdle during his training period on foggy day in Lucknow
A soldier crosses across a hurdle during his training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NLO
December 17, 2008
A soldier jumps across a hurdle during his training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on...
Lucknow, India
Soldier jumps across hurdle during his training period on foggy day in Lucknow
A soldier jumps across a hurdle during his training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NLH
December 17, 2008
Soldiers march during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers march during their training period on foggy day in Lucknow
Soldiers march during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre, on a foggy day in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22NKH
December 17, 2008
Soldiers look at a target during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers look at target during their training period in Lucknow
Soldiers look at a target during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22KC5
December 14, 2008
Indian 5/11 Gorkha rifles (Bogra) battalion personnel stand guard during the three-day-long diamond jubilee...
Siliguri, India
An Indian 5/11 Gorkha rifles battalion personnel stand guard on the outskirts of Siliguri
Indian 5/11 Gorkha rifles (Bogra) battalion personnel stand guard during the three-day-long diamond jubilee celebrations at Sukana army cantonment on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri December 13, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR22KC0
December 14, 2008
An Indian 5/11 Gorkha rifles (Bogra) battalion personnel shouts a command during the three-day-long diamond...
Siliguri, India
An Indian 5/11 Gorkha rifles battalion personnel shouts a command on the outskirts of Siliguri
An Indian 5/11 Gorkha rifles (Bogra) battalion personnel shouts a command during the three-day-long diamond jubilee celebrations at Sukana army cantonment on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri December 13, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
NEPAL/
RTR227IN
December 03, 2008
A young man exercises during training in Pokhara November 30, 2008. More than 20 thousand young Nepalis...
Pokhara, Nepal
A young man exercises during training in Pokhara
A young man exercises during training in Pokhara November 30, 2008. More than 20 thousand young Nepalis compete every year to be selected for the British Gurkha regiment where only 300 will be recruited. The training includes rigorous fitness exercises such as carrying heavy loads up and down a road. Picture taken November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar (NEPAL)
BRITAIN/
RTXASJG
November 20, 2008
Actress Joanna Lumley and Gurkha veterans stand in front of the Cenotaph after laying a wreath, in central...
London, United Kingdom
Actress Lumley and Gurkha veterans stand in front of the Cenotaph after laying a wreath in central London...
Actress Joanna Lumley and Gurkha veterans stand in front of the Cenotaph after laying a wreath, in central London, November 20, 2008. Following a rally and wreath laying, Lumley and the Gurkhas presented a petition to 10 Downing Street, urging the government to to give British Army Gurkhas who retired from service before 1997 the automatic right to live and settle in the UK REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN)
BRITAIN/
RTXASJB
November 20, 2008
Actress Joanna Lumley (C) and Gurkha veterans walk to the Cenotaph to lay a wreath, in central London,...
London, United Kingdom
Actress Lumley and Gurkha veterans walk to the Cenotaph to lay a wreath in central London
Actress Joanna Lumley (C) and Gurkha veterans walk to the Cenotaph to lay a wreath, in central London, November 20, 2008. Following a rally and wreath laying, Lumley and the Gurkhas presented a petition to 10 Downing Street, urging the government to to give British Army Gurkhas who retired from service before 1997 the automatic right to live and settle in the UK REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX92UZ
September 30, 2008
Former Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross, Lachhiman Gurung poses with supporters outside...
London, United Kingdom
Former Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross, Lachhiman Gurung poses with supporters outside...
Former Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross, Lachhiman Gurung poses with supporters outside the High Court in London September 30, 2008. Former Gurkha soldiers from Nepal have won their legal bid to secure the right to retire in Britain. The soldiers began a High Court challenge earlier this month against a ruling that means those who retire before 1997 have no automatic right to live in Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX92UX
September 30, 2008
Former Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross, Tul Bahador Pun poses with supporters outside...
London, United Kingdom
Former Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross, Tul Bahador Pun poses with supporters outside...
Former Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross, Tul Bahador Pun poses with supporters outside the High Court in London September 30, 2008. Former Gurkha soldiers from Nepal have won their legal bid to secure the right to retire in Britain. The soldiers began a High Court challenge earlier this month against a ruling that means those who retire before 1997 have no automatic right to live in Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX92UH
September 30, 2008
British actress Joanna Lumley poses with former Gurkha soldiers and holders of the Victoria Cross, Lachhiman...
London, United Kingdom
British actress Joanna Lumley poses with former Gurkha soldiers outside the High Court in London
British actress Joanna Lumley poses with former Gurkha soldiers and holders of the Victoria Cross, Lachhiman Gurung (L) and Tul Bahador Pun (R) outside the High Court in London September 30, 2008. Former Gurkha soldiers from Nepal have won their legal bid to secure the right to retire in Britain. The soldiers began a High Court challenge earlier this month against a ruling that means those who retire before 1997 have no automatic right to live in Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTR21Y13
September 16, 2008
Retired Gurkhas Laxman Gurung (R) and Rahadur Pun, both awarded the Victoria Cross - Britain's highest...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkhas sit outside the High Court in London
Retired Gurkhas Laxman Gurung (R) and Rahadur Pun, both awarded the Victoria Cross - Britain's highest award for bravery, sit outside the High Court in London on September 16, 2008. Former Gurkha soldiers from
Nepal demonstrated outside the High Court in London on Tuesday before the latest round of their legal bid to win the right to retire in Britain. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN)
INDIA
RTX788I
June 22, 2008
A former army officer measures the chest of a candidate during a recruitment drive for Gorkha Land Personnel...
LEBONG, India
A former army officer measures the chest of a candidate during a recruitment drive at Lebong village
A former army officer measures the chest of a candidate during a recruitment drive for Gorkha Land Personnel (GLP) by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Gorkha People's Liberation Front) at Lebong village on the outskirts of the northeastern hill resort Darjeeling June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
SINGAPORE-GURKHAS/SCUFFLE
RTX75OB
June 20, 2008
Gurkhas stand guard at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Bank meetings in Singapore in this...
Singapore, Singapore
File photo of Gurkhas standing guard at the IMF-World Bank meetings in Singapore
Gurkhas stand guard at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Bank meetings in Singapore in this September 18, 2006 file photo. A group of Nepalese Gurkhas in a contingent attached to Singapore's police "scuffled" last week in a dispute over wages, a rare display of indiscipline in a force renowned for its bravery and devotion to duty. REUTERS/Nicky Loh/Files (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE-GURKHAS/SCUFFLE
RTX75O6
June 20, 2008
Gurkhas walk up a road near a nature reserve during a search operation for Mas Selamat bin Kastari in...
Singapore, Singapore
File photo of Gurkhas walking near a nature reserve during a search operation in Singapore
Gurkhas walk up a road near a nature reserve during a search operation for Mas Selamat bin Kastari in Singapore in this March 4, 2008 file photo. A group of Nepalese Gurkhas in a contingent attached to Singapore's police "scuffled" last week in a dispute over wages, a rare display of indiscipline in a force renowned for its bravery and devotion to duty. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE-GURKHAS/SCUFFLE
RTX75O5
June 20, 2008
Gurkhas stand guard outside the Suntec international convention centre ahead of the International Monetary...
Singapore, Singapore
File photo of Gurkhas standing guard outside venue of IMF - World Bank meetings in Singapore
Gurkhas stand guard outside the Suntec international convention centre ahead of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Bank meetings in Singapore in this September 12, 2006 file photo. A group of Nepalese Gurkhas in a contingent attached to Singapore's police "scuffled" last week in a dispute over wages, a rare display of indiscipline in a force renowned for its bravery and devotion to duty. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files (SINGAPORE)
INDIA-DARJEELING/STRIKE
RTX71BB
June 17, 2008
Truck drivers and their helpers sit on a highway during an indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti...
PAGLA JORA, India
Truck drivers and their helpers sit on a highway during indefinite strike in Pagla jora
Truck drivers and their helpers sit on a highway during an indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Gorkha People's Liberation Front) in Pagla Jora village about 43 km (27 miles) south of the northeastern hill resort of Darjeeling, June 17, 2008. Protesters shut down the famous Darjeeling hills on Tuesday, threatening its tea and tourism industries, as the Gorkha community pressed its demand for autonomy with an indefinite strike. Gorkhas, who are ethnic Nepalis, are demanding a separate state of "Gorkhaland" be carved out of West Bengal to protect their culture and heritage. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR1ZVFG
April 25, 2008
A band member from the Gurkha regiment of Indian Army plays a musical instrument during the passing out...
Chandigarh, India
A band member from Gurkha regiment of Indian Army plays an instrument during the passing out parade ceremony...
A band member from the Gurkha regiment of Indian Army plays a musical instrument during the passing out parade ceremony of Indo-Tibetan Border Police in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh April 25, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA)
NEPAL-GURKHAS/
RTR1ZTMH
April 24, 2008
The Indian Gurkha regiment marches during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day celebrations in...
Calcutta, India
To match feature NEPAL-GURKHAS
The Indian Gurkha regiment marches during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day celebrations in the eastern city of Calcutta in this January 24, 2005 file photo. For nearly two centuries, Nepal's valiant Gurkha soldiers have battled their foes with guns and their lethal kukri knives, which tradition demands must draw blood every time it is unsheathed. But in a narrow lane off Nepal's parliament complex, they prepare for a battle of a different kind -- not with weapons but printing machines and fliers. Their enemy: a life-altering new diktat from Nepal's rulers-elect, the Maoists. Picture taken on January 24, 2005. To match feature NEPAL-GURKHAS REUTERS/Sucheta Das/Files (INDIA)
NEPAL-GURKHAS/
RTR1ZTMF
April 24, 2008
A Gurkha soldier of the British army stands guard during training in Kabul in this March 15, 2004 file...
Kabul, Afghanistan
To match feature NEPAL-GURKHAS
A Gurkha soldier of the British army stands guard during training in Kabul in this March 15, 2004 file photo. For nearly two centuries, Nepal's valiant Gurkha soldiers have battled their foes with guns and their lethal kukri knives, which tradition demands must draw blood every time it is unsheathed. But in a narrow lane off Nepal's parliament complex, they prepare for a battle of a different kind -- not with weapons but printing machines and fliers. Their enemy: a life-altering new diktat from Nepal's rulers-elect, the Maoists. Picture taken on March 15, 2004. To match feature NEPAL-GURKHAS REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files (AFGHANISTAN)
NEPAL-GURKHAS/
RTR1ZTMD
April 24, 2008
A Gurkha from the 1st battalion of Royal Gurkha Rifles, part of the five airborne brigades in the area,...
Petrovac, Macedonia
To match feature NEPAL-GURKHAS
A Gurkha from the 1st battalion of Royal Gurkha Rifles, part of the five airborne brigades in the area, sharpens his kukri knife in Petrovac in this June 8, 1999 file photo. For nearly two centuries, Nepal's valiant Gurkha soldiers have battled their foes with guns and their lethal kukri knives, which tradition demands must draw blood every time it is unsheathed. But in a narrow lane off Nepal's parliament complex, they prepare for a battle of a different kind -- not with weapons but printing machines and fliers. Their enemy: a life-altering new diktat from Nepal's rulers-elect, the Maoists. Picture taken on June 8, 1999. To match feature NEPAL-GURKHAS REUTERS/Russell Boyce/Files (MACEDONIA)
BRITAIN/
RTX5GS
November 09, 2007
A Gurkha war veteran carries a wreath at a memorial ceremony in central London, November 9, 2007. Britain's...
London, United Kingdom
A Gurkha war veteran carries a wreath at a memorial ceremony in central London
A Gurkha war veteran carries a wreath at a memorial ceremony in central London, November 9, 2007. Britain's former Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, also attended the fifth annual ceremony to honour and remember the five million people from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Kingdom of Nepal, Africa and the Caribbean who volunteered to serve with British Armed Forces during the first and second World Wars. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
DEFENCE-ASIA/
RTR1QBGV
June 01, 2007
A Gurkha security guard (L) and a police officer stand guard at the venue of the Shangri-La Dialogue...
Singapore, Singapore
Gurkha security guard and a police officer stand guard at the venue of the Shangri-La Dialogue security...
A Gurkha security guard (L) and a police officer stand guard at the venue of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore June 1, 2007. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (SINGAPORE)
BRITAIN/
RTR1O0M0
March 28, 2007
Gurkha veterans rally for equal pensions outside the Houses of Parliament in central London March 28,...
London, United Kingdom
Gurkha veterans rally for equal pensions outside the Houses of Parliament in central London
Gurkha veterans rally for equal pensions outside the Houses of Parliament in central London March 28, 2007. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN)
BRITAIN/
RTR1O0LC
March 28, 2007
Gurkha veterans rally for equal pensions outside the Houses of Parliament in central London March 28,...
London, United Kingdom
Gurkha veterans rally for equal pensions outside the Houses of Parliament in central London
Gurkha veterans rally for equal pensions outside the Houses of Parliament in central London March 28, 2007. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN)
KASHMIR
RTR1IQ3U
October 27, 2006
Members of the Indian army's Gorkha Band wait to perform during a ceremony to mark Infantry Day in a...
Srinagar, India
Members of Indian army's Gorkha Band wait to perform during ceremony to mark Infantry Day in garrison...
Members of the Indian army's Gorkha Band wait to perform during a ceremony to mark Infantry Day in a garrison in Srinagar October 27, 2006. The Indian army is celebrating the 59th year of their arrival in the Kashmir region. On October 27, 1947 the first batch of Indian soldiers landed in the Kashmir region to fight against Pakistani tribesmen. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
INDIA
RTRDX3P
October 22, 2004
Indian army soldiers pray in front of garlanded rifles during the Shastra Puja or worship of weapons...
Lucknow, India
Indian army soldiers pray in front of garlanded rifles during the Shastra Puja in Lucknow.
Indian army soldiers pray in front of garlanded rifles during the Shastra Puja or worship of weapons ceremony in the northern Indian city of Lucknow October 22, 2004. Indian army's 11 Gorkha Rifles regiment held a prayer ceremony to their rifles. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar AH//LA
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