London, March 6
The Nepali Embassy in London has started homework to solve the problem of former Gurkha soldiers.
The embassy started preparations after the government recently assigned the Nepali Ambassador to the UK Gyan Chandra Acharya to lead the discussion with his host government. Acharya, who has just been appointed, says settling the ex-Gurkha soldiers’ payment issue is his priority.
Among major demands raised by the former Gurkha soldiers is equality in pensions.
Accordingly, it has begun discussions with the members of ex-Gurkha associations about the preparations for the talks.
Embassy Spokesperson and Deputy Chief of Mission Roshan Khanal says the embassy officials are likely to be informed soon about the date of the talks with the British government.
Former Major Juddha Gurung will participate in the talks to represent the Gurkhas while other additional representatives will be selected based on the theme of the issues concerned, it has been learned.
The embassy says a formal letter would be sent to the UK government following the conclusion of discussions at the embassy.