Dehradun: On the da y the
constitutional amendment bill
to update the country's map to include areas like Limpiyadhura,
and Lipulekh situated in Uttarakhand as part of its own territory, three Nepalese cadets graduated from
the Indian Military Academy
to become commissioned officers in the Indian Army.
Although the three newly-commissioned officers refused to speak on the ongoing tension between India and Nepal, terming it 'a political matter', they were unanimous in asserting that they are dedicated in their intent to serve India. Speaking to TOI, Suraj Rai, one of the new officers hailing from Nepal, recounted his journey from being a soldier in the Indian Army to graduating from the Indian Military Academy as an officer on Saturday.
There has been a long tradition of Nepalese personnel joining the Indian Army.