In 1857, the history changed its course as India’s first war of independence altered the fate of British East India Company. The Crown took over the charge directly after English soldiers with their native army could defeat the rebellion. This was a jolt for the Crown. However, peoples of Nepalese origin in British army the“Gurkha” played a formidable role for British to suppress the Indian uprising or war of independence that British termed skillfully as ‘Sepoy Mutiny’. The expert English officers in British army could recognize the excellent valor of ‘Gurkhas’ in war- field. There after, ‘Gurkha’ soldiers became indispensable for British Army. They are so even now. Last war British used them was Falkland war against Argentina in recent past.
Now with monarchy gone and became a part of Nepal’s history. The present Maoist government is keeping close tie with their Chinese godfathers. Taking clue from Chinese aggressive policy, they too have started claiming their lost territory in India; threatening India’s integration. With British East India Company being extinct, they claim the treaty with them is invalid. Therefore, they have rights over the area as shown in the ‘map’ of last post. This fallacious claim is gaining popularity with ordinary Nepali citizens and brewing an inimical sentiment against India.
Unfortunately, Indian government is totally overlooking this development. No union minister commented anything on the issue. May be, they think, such comments will bring misunderstanding between two countries. But if such propaganda continues in this India’s neighboring country, in near future with Chinese provocation Nepal may take the same stand as their Chinese godfathers. So some protest should be made and matter should be brought in the notice of international community.