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Gurkha sergeant builds strong relationships with Afghan Police

September 27, 2011

A sergeant from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) has described his fourth tour in Afghanistan as the most rewarding yet after building strong relationships with Afghan colleagues.

Sergeant Basanta Rai with a member of the Afghan Uniform Police. Picture: Steve Dock, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

When Sergeant Basanta Rai deployed to Afghanistan in April he thought his fourth tour of the country would be much like the previous deployments. However, he found himself proved wrong.

For the last six months, Sgt Rai, or ‘Baz’ as he known, has been working side-by-side with the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP). Sgt Rai and his Afghan colleagues have forged strong relationships through patrolling together during the day and eating and relaxing together in the evenings. As a result, Sgt Rai says this has been his most rewarding and enjoyable experience of Afghanistan.

Continues at: mod.uk – Gurkha sergeant builds strong relationships with Afghan Police

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 27, 2011 20:49

    When humanity is enhanced, when no differences are utilized to divide, the experience of Sergeant Basanta Rai is the natural consequences of common and profound sentiments.
    Buddy is then a term that is more than a term: it is a valor.
    I am happy for this notice, that denote the possibility to collaborate and establish a collaboration, finalized not only to training, but to be big friends and make fiend the countries.
    Thanks to Sergeant Basanta Rai for his capacities.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. September 30, 2011 04:43

    That’s like my YOUNGER BROTHER..
    Keep up the good job mate…
    Family’s blessings are with you..
    Gotta go all the way up….
    cheers.
    Dai…
    Dr.Rai

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