New Delhi: India has sent the Army’s Gorkha soldiers to quake-hit Nepal to help in relief and rescue work, an official tweet said on Wednesday. “India enlarges rescue operations in Nepal; sends Gorkha soldiers of Indian Army to Himalayan nation,” PIB retweeted an All India Radio tweet.
Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale on April 25, 2015. The quake sent tremors across India as well. Gorkhas renowned world wide for their hereditary skill in mountain warfare and bravery will be of a great help in the relief works. Nepal earlier had called in more than one lakh ex-Gorkha soldiers to fight on the quake front.