Gurkha recruitment: A matter of pride!

Published On: September 17, 2018 06:17 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The final selection process for the British Army and Singapore Police is going to take from January 2019. Around ten thousand Nepali youths are in a race to be British Army, fighting to secure a place in around four hundred vacancies announced by British Army for 2019 intake. Only those selected from regional selection process being held in Dharan and Pokhara will be chosen for the final selection.

It’s very challenging to secure a place in British Army because of a high number of aspirants compared low vacancies. Out of every 100 aspirants contesting this year, only four make to the final list. Since the candidates are required to prove them at the physical, mental, intellectual level, most aspirants go through rigorous training on their own efforts or through training centers. The Gurkha recruitment is popular for more than one reason.

 Among other things, youths are attracted to join British Gurkha due to its fair & transparent selection process, good perks and facilities, and residency opportunity provided to the family. Why is Gurkha recruitment controversial among a section of Nepali society despite the fact that it continues to gain popularity among youngsters? Lets take a look:

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