Indians joining British Army to fight Taliban: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 23:35

London: An 18-year-old boy from Karnataka is
undergoing army cadet training at home and plans to join a
British infantry regiment to fight the Taliban militants.

Sharat S Mulchandi, plans to join the British army when
he flies into the UK.

"Pakistan is a breeding ground for terrorists, it`s
dangerous for India. We will never forget what the fanatics
did last year in Mumbai," Mulchandi was quoted by The Sunday
Express.

Over 170 people were killed in the Mumbai attack in
November 2008.

In March there were just 80 Indian nationals in the
British Army. The total is expected to rise considerably when
new figures are compiled.

Indians can join as the British Army as they are
nationals of the Commonwealth countries.

Army sources say there has been "a surge recently because
of the threat of a Taliban victory in Afghanistan, which would
have serious consequences for India`s Muslim neighbour,
Pakistan", the paper said.

Pakistan is reeling from a wave of attacks by the Taliban
militants in the past 10 days, which killed 150.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 23:35

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