Gurkha (from Nepal) troops demonstrated such impressive fighting qualities in the 1814-16 War that despite losing to the British, the British have employed them as members of the British Army ever since.
- The (British) East India Company was effectively the colonial arm of the British government in India.
- It maintained its private army and hired troops from the regular British army.
- Expanding northwards, it took on the Gurkhas, losing several battles until finally winning the last battle and the war.
- Today Gurkhas serve in the Nepalese, British, Indian, and Malaysian armies.