Army is the biggest force for any country.
On one side of India is the border of Pakistan, on the other side the borders of china! There is no intrusion from the borders of the neighboring country or it can be answered by breaking the mouth of the enemy during the war, so soldiers are prepared in the Indian army who can prove successful on every front of the war. Gurkha soldiers have the highest position among these soldiers; there are no two opinions about this!
Former Indian army chief ‘Sam manekshaw’ said that if a man says that he is not afraid of death, either he is lying or he is “Gurkha”. It is the same late Sam manekshaw who was leading the Indian army during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
He himself was also from gorkha regiment. The Gurkha regiment, considered extremely aggressive in the regiments of the Indian army, is a period for enemies. Let us know in detail about this dangerous regiment of India
Origin of Gorhka
The Gurkhas or Gorkhas are soldiers native to the Indian subcontinent of Nepalese nationality and ethnic Nepalis of Indian nationality recruited for the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, and Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN peacekeeping force and war zones around the world. Historically, the terms “Gurkha” and “Gorkhali” were synonymous with “Nepali”, which originates from the hill principality Gorkha Kingdom, from which the Kingdom of Nepal expanded under Prithivi Narayan Shah.
The name may be traced to the medieval Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath who has a historic shrine in Gorkha.
The word itself derived from “Go-Raksha” (Nepali: गोरक्षा), “raksha” becoming “rakha” (रखा). “Rakhawala” means “protector” and is derived from “raksha” as well.
‘Coward hunu bhanda, murnu ramro’ (better to die than live like a coward) this line written in Gurkha simply means that ‘it is better to die than live a life of cowardice’
The Gurkha regiment was launched in 1815. At that time this regiment was part of the British Indian army. Later, when the Indian army came into existence, it was named ‘gorkha regiment’.
Known for his bravery and aggression in war, ‘gorkhas’ are considered to be one of the best soldiers of the Indian army. Due to his fearlessness, this regiment has been awarded many important medals and honors by the Indian army.
It is important for the army of every country that its soldiers fight without fear, so that water can be thrown on every nefarious plan of the enemy. The soldiers of Gurkha regiment are considered to be the first in this.
Identification of ‘khukri’ Gurkha soldier
Every regiment has a unique identity in the Indian army. For example, the kumaon regiment is identified with the symbol of ‘lion’. Dogra regiment is identified with ‘leopard’.
In the same way, the gorkha regiment is identified with a 12 inch long and folded ‘khukri’. This symbol of khukri is made from officer to soldier on the shoulders of uniform and army cap.
The Gurkha soldier uses this khukri for security, whether it is his own or the country’s. There have been occasions when gorkha soldiers saved the lives of common people only on the strength of their khukri.
Khukri is a kind of sharpened dagger. During war, gurkhas use this khukri to behead the enemy. After completing the training in ‘IMA’, when the army officer is sent to gorkha regiment, then he is given a ‘khukri’ there.
The tradition that makes Gurkha strong
Every regiment of the Indian army has its own separate culture. The culture of gorkha is also different. This strengthens them from the inside.
During the Dussehra festival, it is the custom of beheading a buffalo from khukri in the Gurkha regiment. This is very important for the soldiers of Gurkha regiment. It is believed that this is done so that it can become strong from inside for the enemy.
If such a situation occurs during the war, then their hands do not tremble at all due to mercy. Interestingly, according to this tradition, according to the position in the regiment, the largest officer gets the opportunity to do this work.
However, at times juniors also cut the head of goat or sheep with khukri.
“Jai mahakali, ayo gorkhali”
The Gurkha regiment is always at the forefront to maintain energy and enthusiasm within its soldiers. In times of trouble, you have to go to save the common people or to call a war. Whenever ‘Gurkha’ soldiers move to attack the enemy, this is the slogan on their tongue.
Even during the passing out parade held every year in IMA DEHRADUN; this slogan of Gurkha regiment resonates.
Absolutely fit and hit in every mission
At present, there are seven Gurkha regiments in the Indian army. Out of which six Gurkha regiments were transformed by the British army, then one regiment was formed after independence.
Due to the bravery of Gurkha, all the operations carried out by the Indian army, Gurkha definitely contributes in all of them. The Gurkha regiment has a significant contribution in the war from the enemy army. The Gurkha soldiers contributed significantly to the victory of the Indian army in the uri sector ind-Pakistan war in 1947-48.
At the same time, conditions had worsened in Kashmir from 1965 to 1971, so Gurkha played his role.
Strong threat seen in films too
The bravery of Gurkha regiment was seen in the Bollywood film ‘loc’. The film shows the bravery of gorkhas and their patriotism.
The bravery of captain Manoj kumar pandey, the Gurkha regiment, who was martyred for the country in the kargil war, is depicted in the film. Manoj kumar pandey of uttar pradesh, who led the gorkha regiment during the kargil operation, was martyred. Captain Manoj kumar pandey, who was martyred while fighting for the country, was awarded the highest honor Paramveer Chakra.
His character was played by actor Ajay devgan in the film loc. In a scene in the film, ajay devgan is seen cutting the neck of Pakistani soldiers with ‘khukri’ during the battle on the outskirts. In this scene of the film, the importance of martyr manoj kumar’s warfare and ‘khukri’ has been made known.
Apart from the film, a documentary has been made on shaheed manoj kumar pandey, in which his bravery is shown.
A salute to the spirit of the gorkha regiment,
In which they sacrificed themselves to protect the country. The Indian army is fully successful in protecting its country internally and externally on the strength of such soldiers and more than one regiment.