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« on: 9 February 2011, 19:55:45 »
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This would have been an interesting fight...

Lone Nepali Gorkha Who Subdued 40 Train Robbers
POKHARA, Jan 13: Gorkha soldiers have long been known the world over for their valor and these khukuri-wielding warriors winning the British many a battle have become folklore.

A retired Indian Gorkha soldier recently revisited those glory days when he thwarted 40 robbers, killing three of them and injuring eight others, with his khukuri during a train journey. He is in line to receive three gallantry awards from the Indian government.

Slave girl Morgiana in the Arabian Nights used her cunning to finish off Ali Baba´s 40 thieves, but Bishnu Shrestha of Baidam, Pokhara-6 did not have time to plot against the 40 train robbers. He, however, made good use of his khukuri to save the chastity of a girl and hundreds of thousands in loot.

Shrestha, who was in the Maurya Express to Gorakhpur from Ranchi on September 2 while returning home following voluntary retirement from the Indian army--saved the girl who was going to be raped by the robbers in front of her hapless parents, and in doing so won plaudits from everybody...

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« Reply #1 on: 9 February 2011, 20:32:45 »
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What a story, worth of a Bollywood movie!

Knowing Indian trains I guess he had not to face all the 40 robbers at the same tiime for lack of space, which probably made his taking them down piecemal easier.

Again shows how right mind set combined with training make a great combination.

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