9th Gorkha Rifles Bicentenary Celeberations

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Gurkha soldiers of 9th Gorkha Rifles have celebrated a bicentenary to mark the glorious 200 years of the services at Pokhara in Nepal.

The event was organized under the aegis of Defence Wing, Embassy of India which is  responsible for the welfare of all Nepal domiciled  Government of India pensioners.

There are approximately 90,000 Indian Army ex-servicemen and 36,000 paramilitary and civil pensioners settled in   Nepal.

The Government of India has been looking after the welfare aspects of these veterans since 1947.

Year 2017 marks the bi-centenary of 9th Gorkha Rifles for which similar events are being organised at many places in India, but the commencement of the entire celebrations have been done from Nepal.

The 9th Gorkha Rifles has five battalions and its history dates back to 1817, when it was first raised with Gorkha Volunteers as a ‘Local Levy’.

The Regiment has distinguished itself in many battles and campaigns in the World Wars I and II, and all the battles fought after Independence.

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