India and Great Britain can recruit Gurkhas under the 1947 agreement between New Delhi, London and Kathmandu. New Delhi: Nepal`s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali called Gurkha`s recruitment a legacy of the past and called the 1947 tripartite agreement superfluous and said that, in the amended context, some provisions were questionable. After India`s independence, the recruitment of Gurkha soldiers was organized as part of the 1947 tripartite agreement between Nepal, India and Great Britain. The agreement also paved the way for the distribution between India and Great Britain of existing Gurkha brigades serving in British India. Thus, the 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha rifles were part of the British Army after India`s independence, the rest being retained by independent India. The tripartite agreement between the United Kingdom, India and Nepal was a treaty signed in 1947 on the rights of gurkhas recruited into the military service of the United Kingdom and India.  This agreement does not apply to gurkhas employed by the Nepalese army. As part of the agreement, 4 Gurkha regiments of the British Army were transferred to the British Army and 6 joined the Indian Army.  From 2020, India has 39 Gorkha battalions serving in 7 Gorkha regiments.
 Those who were transferred to the British Army were sent to other remaining British colonies. In Malaya and Singapore, their presence was necessary in the Malaysian state of emergency and they had to replace the Sikh unit in Singapore, which was returning to the Indian army to gain Indian independence. These units of Malaya (Malaysia and Brunei) and Singapore, after the independence of these British colonies, are still part of the armed forces of Brunei and Singapore. ”We raised this issue during the Prime Minister`s recent visit to the United Kingdom. The relevance of the tripartite agreement is already over. We said we wanted to talk separately with India and Britain,” the Nepalese daily said. On 12 February, the Department of Foreign Affairs sent a letter to London in which it sought to review the tripartite agreement. The agreement applies to the 3,500 Gurkhas who serve in the British Army and to nearly 40,000 Gurkhas in the Indian Army. It does not apply to the Gurkhas of the Nepalese Army. ”This issue was also discussed last year between the Prime Ministers of Nepal and the United Kingdom in London, as well as the need for a timely review of the 1947 tripartite agreement,” the letter says.