Army Chief pays tribute to commemorate 200 years of Gorkha regiment

New Delhi, ANI | Updated : 14 February 2015, 11:43 AM

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday paid his tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate to commemorate 200 years of the Gorkha Regiment.

The Army Chief , who also hails from the Gorkha Regiment, laid a wreath at the memorial and offered his salute in memory of the departed soldiers.

Recruitment of Gorkhas, first into the East India Company and later into British Army, began during the 1814-16 war when impressed with their bravery the East India Company started enlisting them. In 1815 the first Gorkha regiment , Nausiri Battalion, was formed.

First Published: Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:42 AM
Post Comment (+)