Young Gurkha slays Pak militant in fierce hand-to-hand-combat along Line of Control in Kashmir

Note: both the British and the Indian Army Continue to Recruit Gurkha tribesmen from the mountains of Nepal under treaty with that country.

 India Today

11 May 2014

by Ashwani Kumar
A 23-year-old courageous soldier of the Gurkha regiment killed a Pakistani trained infiltrator during a hand-to-hand combat along the Line of Control in Poonch in the wee hours of Saturday.

Defence PRO in Jammu said, “A 23-year-old soldier from the elite Gurkha Regiment of the Indian Army, Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar scripted an astonishing saga of raw courage and fearlessness, resulting in the elimination of two hardcore Pakistan trained terrorists in the Poonch sector”.

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