Who Are The Gorkhas And Why Do They Wear Their Hats Unconventionally?

Wait, you don’t know about them?

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As a 90’s kid growing up, one of the fondest memories was to tune into DD National on every 26th January and 15th August and witness the marvel of the parade which used to happen (it still does) at Rajpath, New Delhi. That was a time when our very own ‘Missile Man’, Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was lighting the nation with his wings of fire, and it was an amazing sight seeing so many army soldiers marching in unison, followed by a showcase of missiles. While we were too little to identify the army battalions, the rise of prominence of one particular battalion was impressive, to say the least.

Yes, we are talking about the Gorkha regiments. Wait, you don’t know about them? No problem, here’s your guide to knowing them.

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