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Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you”
Sir Ralph Turner MC, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles, 1931
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“Better to die than be a coward" is the motto of the world-famous Gorkhas.
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Historian Tony Gould said Gurkhas have brought an excellent combination of qualities from a military point of view. He said: "They are tough, they are brave, they are durable, they are amenable to discipline. 
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The Gurkhas are crazy and fearless fighters,"Their motto is 'Better to die than be a coward' "
Their quality that sets them apart from others. They are Fearless fighters, and in close quarter fighting they are unbeatable.
They also hold a record number of Victoria Crosses, and some have won it twice. This is Britains highest award for Bravery, and is not given lightly. 
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Indian Army Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw once said, "If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha."
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Notable Indian Gorkhas

  •  Durga Malla – Indian freedom fighter
  •  Trilochan Pokhrel - Indian freedom fighter
  •  Ram Singh Thakuri – Music composer of Indian national anthem
  •  Damber Singh Gurung - Indian Gorkha representative in the Constituent Assembly of India
  •  Ari Bahadur Gurung - member of Drafting Committee for the Constitution of India
  •  Nar Bahadur Bhandari – Former Chief Minister of Sikkim
  •  Pawan Kumar Chamling – Chief Minister of Sikkim
  •  Mahendra P. Lama – Former Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University
  •  Tanka Bahadur Subba – Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University
  •  Dr. Mani Kumar Chettri – Renowned doctor (Padmashree)
  •  Major Dhan Singh Thapa - Param Vir Chakra
  •  Colonel Lalit Rai – Vir Chakra
  •  Louis Banks – Jazz musician
  •  Binod Pradhan – Bollywood and Nepali film cinematographer
  •  Sonam Sherpa – Lead guitarist of Parikrama (band)
  •  Prashant Tamang – Indian Idol 3 winner, singer and Nepali film actor
  •  Kapil Thapa – Indian Idol 4 runners-up
  •  Jyoti Brahmin – Miss India Earth 2004
  •  Sunil Chhetri – Footballer (Arjuna Award)
  •  Sanju Pradhan – Footballer
  •  Nirmal Chettri – Footballer
  •  Shyam Thapa – Footballer
  •  Amar Bahadur Gurung - Footballer (1970 Asian Games Bronze Medalist)
  •  Ram Bahadur – Footballer (1962 Asian Games gold medalist)
  •  Tarundeep Rai – Archer (Asian Games 2011 silver medalist; Arjuna Award)
  •  Bharat Chettri – Hockey player (former captain of Indian hockey team)
  •  Shiva Thapa – Boxer (youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games)
  •  Padam Bahadur Malla – Boxer (first Indian to win individual gold medal in Asian Games)
  •  B.S. Thapa - Boxer (Arjuna Award)
  •  Som Bahadur Pun – Boxer (Commonwealth Games 2005 gold medalist)
  •  Geetanjali Thapa – Bollywood actress and National film awardee for Best Actress)
  •  Anuska Chhetri - DID Lil' Masters first runner up
  •  Jitu Rai - Indian Shooter of Nepalese origin World pistol Champion
  •  Amit Chhetri - Mr. India
  •  Om Chetri DID Lil' Masters first runner up
  •  Pradeep Gurung DID 1st Runnur Up
  •  Soumya Rai DID Lil' Master 4th Runner up
  •  Shere Thapa 1962 Indo-China War Hero
  •  Mani Kumar Subba,Former M.P. of Assam
  •  Pemba Tamang- Shooter (17th Incheon Asian Games, 2014 silver medalist in 25m center fire team events.)

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