Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919

Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919
Type bilateral treaty
Signed 8 August 1919 (1919-08-08)
Location Rawalpindi, British India
United Kingdom
Ratifiers United Kingdom

The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919,[1][2] also known as the Treaty of Rawalpindi, was an armistice made between the United Kingdom and Afghanistan during the Third Anglo-Afghan War.[3] It was signed on 8 August 1919 in Rawalpindi, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan). The United Kingdom recognised Afghanistan's independence, agreed that British India would not extend past the Khyber Pass and stopped British subsidies to Afghanistan. This treaty could be cancelled by both parties within three years of signing but neither party cancelled it. So this became an internationally recognised border agreement.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Adamec, Ludwig W. (2011). Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan. Scarecrow Press. p. 49. ISBN 0-8108-7957-3. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  2. ^ N. A. Khalfin, "Anglo-Afghan Treaties and Agreements of the 19th and 20th Centuries" Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Third Afghan War (1919)". National Army Museum. Archived from the original on 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-06-26.

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