Treaty of Gandamak

Photo of Yaqub KhanOn 26 May 1879, the Treaty of Gandamak was signed by Afghanistan and Britain. The treaty signed over formerly Afghan territories, like the Khyber Pass, to India; allowed a British mission to be permanently stationed in Afghanistan; established British control of Afghan foreign policy; and opened up Afghanistan to free trade with India. In exchange, formerly occupied territories were returned to Amir Yaqub Khan and he and his heirs were granted a subsidy. Image: Photo of Mohammad Yaqub Khan, Emir of Afganistan. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


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26 May 1879

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