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I don't know the validity of the Martial Race theory but more people from Martial race opt to join the army than those from non-martial races.

State Pct of Population Pct of Soldiers Over Representation "Martial Races"
Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand 17.0% 15.58% -8%
Maharashtra/Goa 9.5% 7.64% -20%
Bihar 10.7% 5.13% -52%
West Bengal 7.8% 3.63% -53%
Andhra Pradesh 7.4% 4.08% -45%
Tamil Nadu 6.2% 5.09% -18%
Madhya Pradesh 7.9% 5.13% -35%
Rajasthan 5.5% 7.04% +28%
Karnataka 5.1% 2.81% -45%
Gujarat 4.9% 1.48% -70%
Orissa 3.6% 1.27% -65%
Kerala 3.1% 5.38% +74%
Assam & North-East India 3.8% 4.05%
Punjab 2.4% 16.60% +538%
Haryana 2.2% 7.82% +255% J
Delhi 1.4% NA NA
Jammu and Kashmir 1.0% 2.92% +192%s
Himachal Pradesh 0.6% 4.68% +680%
 

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FYI 30000 Gukha forms less than 3% for 1300000 strong indian army 80% for which is non Gorkha Hindus rest Sikhs and others.
But i'm not surprised with your sentiments.

You just can't accept the truth.
You want to hear the truth . Can you handle it ??

A nation that was borne out of the invasion of Arab invader MB Qasim must constantly abuse and put laanat on his hindu ancestry to suppress the ignominy of being forced to leave his original religion and then at the same time have to prove his Arab coreligionists that he is a better Muslim even if that means ridiculing his hindu/Buddist past till it gets semblance of equality and resepect from the uncaring Arabs .
 

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Those who sided with British in 1857 got the tag of martial race, those who didn't were considered non martial.

Bengal army which won the British north west rebelled in 1857 and seize to exists henceforth.


Just for the sake of record, most British officers were assacinated in Bengal and by Afridis during independence struggle.
 

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I don't know the validity of the Martial Race theory but more people from Martial race opt to join the army than those from non-martial races.

State Pct of Population Pct of Soldiers Over Representation "Martial Races"
Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand 17.0% 15.58% -8%
Maharashtra/Goa 9.5% 7.64% -20%
Bihar 10.7% 5.13% -52%
West Bengal 7.8% 3.63% -53%
Andhra Pradesh 7.4% 4.08% -45%
Tamil Nadu 6.2% 5.09% -18%
Madhya Pradesh 7.9% 5.13% -35%
Rajasthan 5.5% 7.04% +28%
Karnataka 5.1% 2.81% -45%
Gujarat 4.9% 1.48% -70%
Orissa 3.6% 1.27% -65%
Kerala 3.1% 5.38% +74%
Assam & North-East India 3.8% 4.05%
Punjab 2.4% 16.60% +538%
Haryana 2.2% 7.82% +255% J
Delhi 1.4% NA NA
Jammu and Kashmir 1.0% 2.92% +192%s
Himachal Pradesh 0.6% 4.68% +680%
^^ Someone edited out those figures from wiki a few minutes ago :blink:
 

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Considering Afridis were operating in mountainous terrain, I'd say Bengalis didn't do bad being non martial and all.
 

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I don't know the validity of the Martial Race theory but more people from Martial race opt to join the army than those from non-martial races.

State Pct of Population Pct of Soldiers Over Representation "Martial Races"
Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand 17.0% 15.58% -8%
Maharashtra/Goa 9.5% 7.64% -20%
Bihar 10.7% 5.13% -52%
West Bengal 7.8% 3.63% -53%
Andhra Pradesh 7.4% 4.08% -45%
Tamil Nadu 6.2% 5.09% -18%

Madhya Pradesh 7.9% 5.13% -35%
Rajasthan 5.5% 7.04% +28%
Karnataka 5.1% 2.81% -45%
Gujarat 4.9% 1.48% -70%
Orissa 3.6% 1.27% -65%

Kerala 3.1% 5.38% +74%
Assam & North-East India 3.8% 4.05%
Punjab 2.4% 16.60% +538%
Haryana 2.2% 7.82% +255%
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Delhi 1.4% NA NA
Jammu and Kashmir 1.0% 2.92% +192%s
Himachal Pradesh 0.6% 4.68% +680%
It's more to do with work opportunities than "Martial Race".
 

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Those who sided with British in 1857 got the tag of martial race, those who didn't were considered non martial.

Bengal army which won the British north west rebelled in 1857 and seize to exists henceforth.


Just for the sake of record, most British officers were assacinated in Bengal and by Afridis during independence struggle.
Though off topic, the points made are not quite right.

Muslims particpated in the Mutiny of 1857, they remained as a ' martial' race, so did Rajputs from Oudh and Central India.

The Presidency armies, like the presidencies themselves, belonged to the East India Company until the Government of India Act 1858 (passed in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857) transferred all three presidencies to the direct authority of the British Crown.
 

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Fearless fighting machines of the Indian Army.







They are proud defenders just as the Rajputs, Tamils, Jats, Sikhs, Marathas, Nairs, Kumaons, Nagas, Bengalis, Biharis, Yadavs, Gujjars, Dogras, and every other son of India.
 

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Fearless fighting machines of the Indian Army.








They are proud defenders just as the Rajputs, Tamils, Jats, Sikhs, Marathas, Nairs, Kumaons, Nagas, Bengalis, Biharis, Yadavs, Gujjars, Dogras, and every other son of India.
The first two pictures show a contingent of the Assam Regiment - possibly a TA batallion.

The last is hazy.
 

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I also don't agree to it. Our greatest post-independence military victory, the 1971 war, was given to us by a Parsi General (Gen. Manekshaw) born to a doctor . He was aided by a Jewish General (Gen.Jacob) and both Parsis and Jews does not come under the so called Marshal Race.
Wow!! What happened to Gen Arora, mate?
 

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The days of mercenary soldiering under various ruse are over. The energy of the Gurkha will now be deployed in retaking the lands they had lost to the British. For instance, Darjeeling is theirs.
 

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The Gurkhas in the IA are not from Nepal alone.

Recruitment takes place from Dehra Doon & Darjeeling as well.

The regts shall not be ' history'.
There are enough Gorkhas in India to form Regiments of the Gorkha Brigade in the future.
Just as there are Khampas, Bhutias and Lepchas and others like them. So no big deal!

In the meanwhile, the Nepalese Govt. ought to work hard to provide employment opportunities to the Gorkhas, esp. the youth. Or else they will have to deal with another "Prachand Prachanda". :)

---------- Post added at 05:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 AM ----------

The days of mercenary soldiering under various ruse are over. The energy of the Gurkha will now be deployed in retaking the lands they had lost to the British. For instance, Darjeeling is theirs.

Oh, really??? OMG..........................:rofl:
 
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