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Nepal marks 250th anniversary of its victory over UK soldiers

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

today marked the 250th anniversary of its victory over the HE British Army during the Anglo-Gorkha war of 1768.

President Bidyadevi Bhandari unfurled Nepalese national flag at a special function organised by the Army on the occasion.

The Nepalese Gorkha battalion had defeated the army battalion led by British captain Kinlok during the Anglo- Gorkha war of 1768.

A British Army battalion was sent by the to help Jayprakash Malla, then ruler of Kathmandu, when Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah announced a war against then Malla ruler of Kathmandu as part of his national unification campaign.

"The Gorkha soldiers made Nepalese people proud by fighting against the British Army at that time," said Bhandari.

She also underlined the need for promoting Sindhuligadhi as an important tourist destination in the country. The historical remains of the area, including the demolished palace, needs to be renovated and preserved, she pointed out.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 21:42 IST