Since 1947 Nepalese are serving the Indian Army, and in 2021, Nepali women were allowed to apply for Soldier General Duty for the first time.
Since 1947, Nepalese soldiers have served in the Indian Army. The Indian Express states that they can join the Army "both as a jawan and as an officer" by following the Indian Army's protocols.
Further, the 35 battalions of Gurkha regiments majorly recruit troops from Nepal. During their service and retirement, Nepalese citizens in the Army are accorded the same privileges and positions as Indian citizens.
The Gorkha Rifles war cry "Jai Maha Kali, Ayo Gorkhali" (Hail Goddess Kali, the Gorkhas are here)," in their Gurkhali language. Soldiers from these regiments carry a "Khukri," which is a knife that curves inward.
Recently, Nepali women were allowed to apply for Soldier General Duty (Women Military Police) in the Indian Army for 2021-2022. The recruitment notification states that candidates will be informed through email of the location of the recruiting rally where they must report, which is scheduled for Lucknow, Ambala, Jabalpur, Pune, Shillong, and Belgaum. The filing of the application period was June 6 to July 20, 2021.