The Gurkhas: the feared and fearless soldiers of Nepal

The disciplined soldiers who fight for the English Crown

Stars Insider

16/03/23 | StarsInsider


There are many elite military forces that instill senses of fear and wonder, from the Navy SEALs to the Green Berets, but none are quite as fascinating as Nepal's Gurkha brigades. These expertly trained, unshakably fierce soldiers from the mountains of Nepal have a history that stretches back hundreds of years. Indeed, they have been instrumental forces in some of the most pivotal conflicts in modern history. Today, they are most known for their work under the British military, but they also hold elite status in their own army of Nepal, the Indian army, and other specialized units around the world.

So, who are these mysterious warriors with the reputation as a group more dangerous than any other? Read on to find out.

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