English Policy vis à vis the Russians; Their Plans and Their Sending Emissaries to the Amir-i Kabir
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[129c] The details are as follows. Mr. McNeill, the representative of the English government, believed that the Russians were behind the shah of Iran’s campaign against Herat. Moreover, because Amir Dust Muhammad Khan and the sardars of Qandahar had sent the shah letters and envoys, he felt a danger was posed to India should the Afghans ally with the Iranians, take back Kashmir, Lahore, the Punjab, and Peshawar from Ranjit Singh, and then enter and devastate India as Nadir Shah and Ahmad Shah h…

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“English Policy vis à vis the Russians; Their Plans and Their Sending Emissaries to the Amir-i Kabir”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000138>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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