Tales of Gurkhas Bravery and Honesty - That Will Swell Your Heart With Pride
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Tales of Gurkhas Bravery and Honesty - That Will Swell Your Heart With Pride

Some of the great Stories That Prove Gurkhas Are the Fiercest Fighters on the Planet

The term Gurkha (Gorkha/Gurkha) is derived from the Hindu warrior ‘Guru Gorakhnath’. Gurkhas the fearless fighters naturally born tough and aggressive in battle are not only the best fighters in the planet but also are graciousness, loyal, courage, hardworking and all these qualities makes these warriors on the top of the list. Moreover, self sufficient, physically strong and resilient makes a complete Gurkhas warrior.
Tales of Gurkhas Bravery and Honesty, Know who are Gurkhas and their bravery stories
The Gurkhas
The Gurkhas came in to the limelight when they first easily defeated British East India Company. Suffering immense casualties, the British forces were eager to sign a hasty peace treaty. A soldier even noted in his memoirs: "I never saw more steadiness or bravery exhibited in my life. Run they would not, and of death they seemed to have no fear."

The Gurkha regiments served in many countries like Burma | Afghanistan | the North-East and North-West Frontiers of India | Malta (The Russo-Turkish War 1877-78) | Cyprus | Malaya | China (the Boxer rebellion of 1900| Tibet and in many other countries. Gurkhas the most skilled and fiercest warriors have fought in several wars, including World War I and World War II and the Falklands war. Gurkha Military has earned a great respect and has always been on the top of the list in recruitment for Military force in the world. They have been awarded with several bravery awards and rewards. Since 1856 the Bridge of Gurkhas has received 26 Victoria Crosses, Out of which 13 VC has been awarded to Nepalese Gurkhas and rest of others to the British Officials. Till the date many of the Gurkhas soldiers have been awarded with various rewards every years.
The Gurkhas or Gorkha victoria cross
Gurkhas and Victoria Cross

These ‘fearless fighters’ earned great respect that helped them gain a significant place in their force, namely, Indian Army’s Gorkha regiments and the British Army’s Brigade of Gurkhas. Every year thousands of young Nepalese men mostly from the Magar, Gurung, Rai, Limbu and Sunwar community compete for being among these warriors. Among them only few of the can get chance to be in the list of 'fearless fighters'.


"If only I had Gurkhas , no armies in the world will defeat me." -Adolf Hitler

“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.”- Former Chief of staff of the Indian Army, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

One Pakistani General said " if i had Gurkhas on my side, i will have my dinner in New Delhi"

Talking about the stories of there bravery and courage is just endless.


They can take down tanks and fight battalions single-handedly.

Legend has it that once a Gurkha unsheathes his kukri, he must draw blood with it. When a Gurkha unsheathes his weapon in a non combative situation, he must then nick himself to satisfy the "blood thirst" of the blade.

With a motto that says, "Kaphar hunnu bhanda marnu ramro" — "Better dead than live like a coward" — Gurkhas are known to be brutal in battle, but they can also be charming and delightfully childish in peace.

P.S See as well
1.  "With the Gurkhas in the Falklands" A War Journal, By By Mike Seear
2. 10 Stories That Prove Gurkhas Are the Fiercest Fighters on the Planet
3. This is arguably the toughest soldier in the world
4. That day a lone Gurkha took out 30 Taliban using every weapon within reach

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