Indians joining British Army to fight Taliban: Report
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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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