Gyawali told parliament yesterday that Nepal wants to discuss the recruitment of Gurkha soldiers as a bilateral matter with Britain. In its report of 15 March 2019, 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 matter of priority. New Delhi: Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali called Gurkha`s recruitment a legacy of the past and called the 1947 tripartite agreement superfluous and said some provisions were questionable in the changed context. On 12 February, the Foreign Office sent a letter to London requesting a revision of the tripartite agreement. He recalled that the issue of the revision of the tripartite agreement was included in the joint statement issued at the end of the visit of nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli to the United Kingdom. He also said the issue was raised with BRITISH Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster during his visit to Nepal in February 2019. The Tripartite Agreement between the United Kingdom, India and Nepal was a treaty signed in 1947 on the rights of Gurkhas, recruited into military services of the United Kingdom and India.  This Agreement does not apply to Gurkhas employed in the Nepal Army. As part of the agreement, four Gurkha regiments of the British Army were transferred to the British Army and 6 joined the Indian Army.  As of 2020, India has 39 Gorkha battalions serving in 7 Gorkha regimes.
 Those who were transferred to the British army were sent to other remaining British colonies. In Malaya and Singapore, their presence in the Malay state of emergency was necessary and was to replace singapore`s Sikh unit, which joined the Indian army after India`s independence. These units of Malaya (Malaysia and Brunei) and Singapore, after the independence of these British colonies, are still part of the forces of Brunei and Singapore. The 1947 agreement divided the Gorkha regiments of the British Empire between India and the United Kingdom. He also assured that Gorkha soldiers from Nepal, while serving in the British army, will enjoy benefits and privileges equivalent to their colleagues. However, gorkha veterans claimed that the UK had discriminated against them. Mr. Gyawali did not set out the specific terms that Nepal wishes to discuss with India gorkha soldiers in the Indian army. The agreement applies to the 3500 Gurkhas who serve in the British Army and nearly 40,000 Gurkhas in the Indian Army.
It does not apply to Gurkhas in the Nepal Army. Nepal`s Gorkha soldiers have been an integral part of the Indian Army for over six decades and there are currently 39 battalions serving in 7 Gorkha regiments. Nepal FM`s remarks came yesterday when it reacted to lawmakers in the country`s parliament, where Gyawali said Nepal now wanted to act separately with India and Britain, since the tripartite agreement between Nepal, India and Britain was reached while the political context was different in Nepal, My Republica reports. a daily newspaper based in Kathmandu. Nepal`s former ambassador to India, Bhek Bahadur Thapa, said the issue of employing Gorkha soldiers abroad is old, which needs to be addressed by Nepal`s current younger generation. . . .