You know, India and Nepal have cooperated on the matter of recruitment for many years, and a large number of Nepalese youths have entered the Indian army. Under normal circumstances, after serving in the Indian Army for four years, these Nepalese youths receive 1.8 million Nepalese rupees, equivalent to 100,000 yuan in resettlement expenses. At the same time, these Nepalese youths will enjoy the same treatment after joining the Indian army and will not have to change their nationality. Unexpectedly, according to the news previously revealed by the British BBC, India suddenly stopped recruiting from Nepal, which allowed a large number of training recruits to be released.
In this regard, Nepal's former ambassador to India angrily criticized India as "really rude." So why did India, as a country with more than a billion people, choose to recruit troops from Nepal? First, India's history of conscription from Nepal dates back to 1947. In the 19th century, the war broke out between Britain and Nepal, because the Nepalese were impressed by their fierce fighting style, so after the war, Britain and Nepal agreed and brought Nepalese to India to join the army. In 1947, the British took 10 regiments from Nepal and handed over 6 of them to the Indian army, which also laid the foundation for Indian conscription from Nepal.
Then in 1950, India signed the Treaty of Amity with Nepal, which stipulated that Nepalese citizens could serve in the Indian army. For this, India needs to pay some compensation to these Nepalese citizens. To put it bluntly, after these Nepalese citizens entered the Indian army, they nominally belonged to the regular Indian army, but in fact they were equivalent to India's "Foreign Legion", which is the same nature as the British Foreign Parachute Corps. After all, Nepalese have a fierce fighting style, physical fitness and mental dexterity that are superior to Indians. This is why India, which sits on more than a billion people, does not complete all the recruitment work directly from its homeland, but chooses to recruit troops from Nepal? To put it bluntly, these Nepalese are equivalent to the "death squads" of the Indian army, often appearing on the most dangerous front lines.
Second, the reason why Nepalis are willing to join the army in India is, on the one hand, a one-time resettlement fee of 1.8 million Nepalese rupees (about 100,000 yuan) after discharge. On the other hand, the Indian army also provides relevant welfare benefits to these Nepalese, which is also the key reason why Nepalis are willing to join the Indian army. After all, as the old saying goes, "people die for wealth and birds die for food", and in the face of good rewards, Nepalis have no reason to refuse to go to India to join the army. Unexpectedly, Indians now stop recruiting soldiers from Nepal, but choose to recruit soldiers directly from their homeland to join the regular army.
The move also shows India's intention to change the status quo of long-standing recruitment from Nepal, which is no less than a thunderbolt for the latter. After all, many Nepalese youth also count on handsome payments from the Indian army to support their families. Now it seems that this dream is finally shattered, and the move is likely to lead to cracks in India's relations with Nepal. At the same time, it also shows that the young people who have paid 80,000 Nepalese rupees and participated in the training camp are equivalent to wasted efforts, and in the end it is like a dream.
(Text/Mr. Zhuge )