No Taxation Without Rights: Riches of Gilgit-Baltistan ‘non-province’ being exploited

No Taxation Without Rights: Riches of Gilgit-Baltistan ‘non-province’ being exploited

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The value of Gilgit-Baltistan

The strategic rivalry between the British and the Soviet empires for supremacy in Central Asia was known as ‘the Great Game’. The British wanted to protect their interests in the Subcontinent and in Asia against a possible Russian advance. A Russian officer visited Hunza and signed a treaty. His presence in Hunza was taken as the start of the Great Game. Because of this treaty, Col Algernon Durand was sent to Gilgit to analyse the situation.

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