Brig (retd) Masud Ahmad Khan

  • In 1878 Britishers raised an irregular corps from local tribesmen, mainly Afridis, to protect traffic from Khyber Pass and Jamrud Fort to Afghan frontiers. They were known as Khyber Jezailchis since they were armed with Jezail; later renamed as Khyber Rifles. By 1880s the Russians had advanced in ...

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  • The location of Gilgit Baltistan is strategically important as it borders Indian occupied Kashmir, China and Afghanistan. Gilgit Baltistan as important today as it was in 1880s during the great game. The Mintaka Pass is the point where the borders of Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Tajikistan are ...

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