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The North-West Frontier (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) region of the British Raj was the most difficult area to conquer in South Asia, strategically and militarily. It remains the western frontier of present-day Pakistan, extending from the Pamir Knot in the north to the Koh-i-Malik Siah in the west. In 1947, following the independence, the North-West Frontier region became a part of the newly formed nation of Pakistan. On recommendations of the Tucker committee in 1944 the newly formed Pakistani government decided to move away from the previous British policy of 'forward defence' in the North-West Frontier region.