Tripartite talks on issue of former Gurkha soldiers ends without conclusion

Kathmandu: The tripartite talks held between the representatives of Nepal and the British government along with the representatives of the Gurkha soldiers on the issue of former British Gurkha soldiers have ended without a conclusion.

Although it was said to be held several times before, the meeting was held at the British Ministry of Defense in London on Thursday.

It is said that the meeting was positive as the ex-Gurkha soldiers were included in the agenda even though no concrete decision was made as this was an early stage negotiation.

According to a press release from the Nepalese Embassy in London, Gyan Chandra Acharya, on behalf of the Government of Nepal, expressed his views on the pending demands for former Gurkhas like British soldiers, supplementary pension, one-time payment for the families of the dead, and welfare work.

The British Minister of State for Defense, who represented the British government at the meeting, Andrew Morrison has given a response that ‘the issue of meeting and the demands of the Gurkhas will be discussed in detail at the next meeting after detailed study and consultation.’