1890's North-West Frontier

After having "settled" the Afghan question in the Second Afghan war, Britain had gained several Afghan provinces on the Indian side of the Hindu Kush. One thing is to have ownership over the landmass, quite another is to gain a population of fierce warriors and accomplished robbers, raiding the Punjab regulary and ruled by their own tribal laws. Punitive expeditions on the Northern Frontier was a yearly task for the Raj, as well as fighting local uprisings by both chieftains wanting autonomy and as part of "The Great Game" with Russia.
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