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Durand Line its geo-strategic importance by Azmat Hayat Khan

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Published by Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar, Hanns Seidel Foundation in Peshawar, [Islamabad] .
Written in English



  • Afghanistan,
  • Pakistan,
  • India


  • Afghanistan -- Boundaries -- Pakistan.,
  • Pakistan -- Boundaries -- Afghanistan.,
  • Afghanistan -- Boundaries -- India.,
  • India -- Boudaries -- Afghanistan.,
  • Afghanistan -- Politics and government.,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1765-1947.,
  • Pakistan -- Politics and government.

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Edition Notes

StatementAzmat Hayat Khan ; editor, M.Y. Effendi.
ContributionsEffendi, M. Y.
LC ClassificationsDS357.6.P32 K47 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6827419M
LC Control Number00313963

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