British troops cross the Bolan Pass in 1839
|region||Balochistan , Pakistan|
|Mountains||Toba Kakar necklace|
Because of its strategic location, the pass played a special role as a possible gateway for a Russian invading army during the Great Games . The British Army crossed the pass in the First Anglo-Afghan War on the way to Kandahar in February 1839. With the Gandamak Treaty of 1879 between Kandahar and Quetta, it came under British control again.