Army officers said the soldiers, some of whom have reached their destinations, are providing valuable inputs about the extent of damage and the specific relief needed.
    
"We have got a large number of Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army who belong to Nepal. Quite a few of them have been sent to Nepal, to their areas, to physically go and ascertain what are the requirements," Additional Director General of Military Operations Major General Ranbir Singh said here.
    
He said that the Gorkha soldiers have started sending back the information and the Army was in the process of getting those requirements met.
    
The Gorkhas are legendary fighters who have served India for 200 years. They are known for their bravery and the Indian Army has about 38,000 such soldiers. Of these, 25,000 are of Nepali origin.

Meanwhile, Major General Singh also made it clear that the Army would continue providing aid and assistance to Nepal until "normalcy" returns.

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