September 25, 2022
Nepal to decide on Gorkha troops under Agneepath after elections

Nepal to decide on Gorkha troops under Agneepath after elections

Nepal said it would take a decision on the recruitment of Gorkha soldiers under Agneepath after the elections to be held on November 20.

Kathmandu:

The country’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that Nepal would decide on the recruitment of Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army under the Agneepath scheme after the formation of a new government after the general elections on November 20.

During a press conference in Kathmandu, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sewa Lamsal said the possibility of an immediate decision on the scheme of short-term recruitment in the Indian Armed Forces is slim.

The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson’s remarks came in response to media reports quoting Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey as saying that India should withdraw vacancies from Nepal to induct troops in the ongoing cycle under its new Agneepath plan. Can be forced to take, if land does not take off country. Decision soon.

General Pandey visited Nepal last week and held extensive talks with his counterpart and also met the top leadership of the Himalayan nation.

The recruitment of Gorkhas under the Short Term Hiring Scheme for the Indian Army was to begin from August 24. However, it was stopped at the request of Nepal.

Nepal’s foreign ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying by an online news portal, nepalkhabar.com, “Nepal will not immediately discuss or discuss matters relating to the recruitment of Gorkha soldiers into the Indian Army with Indian officials.”

The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that the new government to be formed after the November 20 general election will decide on matters related to the recruitment of Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army under the Agneepath scheme launched by India.

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