At a time when ex-British Gurkhas are fighting for their rights, their sitting colleagues have achieved success in the field one after another.
British Gurkha Yam Bahadur Rana has recently been promoted as lieutenant colonel. The promotion committee of British Army on Thursday decided to promote Rana to the ninth rank in the military service.
Rana, 52, is said to be first British Gurkha to hold this position after joining the British Gurkha Army in 1981. Earlier, Lal Bahadur Pun and Bijaya Raut served at the position but they entered into the service through officer levels. Pun and Raut have already been retired.
He said he was able to achieve this success due to his persevering work, integrity, dedication and education.
Rana, who grew up in a family of Gurkha soldiers at permanent resident of Limgha in Gulmi district, completed his Master’s degree in Communication Engineering in 2006.