The Anglo-Afghan relations in the 19th century were influenced by the fear of whose expansion towards India?

(A) Afghanistan
(B) France
(C) Iran
(D) Russia

Correct Answer : Russia
Question Asked : UPPCS (Spl.) (Mains) 2004
Explanation : The fear of expansion of Russia towards India in the 19th century was the base of Anglo-Afghan relations. In the 1830s, the British were firmly entrenched in India, but by 1837, the British feared a Russian invasion of India through the Khyber and Bolan Passes as the Russian empire had expanded towards the British dominion of India.
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