Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP
Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP

Britain and India want Gurkha women to fight in their armies. Nepal’s not so sure

  • The coronavirus is only the latest problem to befall plans by both countries to enlist Nepali women into the elite regiments
  • While some argue the policy could be an economic boost for Nepal and a victory for equality, the public is increasingly asking whether young Nepalis – whatever their gender – should be fighting other countries’ battles

Topic |   Diversity and inclusion
Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP
Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP
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