Gurkhas not hit by UK army’s job cut

Gurkha recruitments will remain unaffected despite the British army’s announcement that some 400 Gurkhas in its ranks will be made redundant as part of its ongoing restructuring.

The army is being reduced to 94,000 by 2015 and 82,000 eight years later from the current 102,000 due to economic woes.

The Gurkha Brigade’s size will come down to 2,800 from 3,500. British Gurkhas Nepal Commander Col Andrew Mills said 176 Gurkhas are recruited annually in Nepal and this number will dip slightly.

TNN Jan 19, 2012, 05.30AM IST

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