06 February 2017
Bicentenary (1815-2015) of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles 2.11.2015
The is a fascinating account of campaigns and battles. During the early eighteenth century, the from had extended their empire into , and . This led to a confrontation with the , resulting in the Gorkha War of 1815. Impressed by the fighting qualities of the Gorkhas, the East India Company offered to raise a from the remnants of Amar Singh Thapa’s Army after the Treaty of . Thus, the (meaning friendly or loyal) came into being on 24 Apr, 1815 at , the present home of the 14 Gorkha Training Centre.
Third Gorkha Rifles Sir Robert Colquhoun The Kemaon Local Battalion Gorkhas Kumaon Garhwal