Military Occupation: 1879-1880

The armed forces of British India captured the capital of the Muḥammadzāʾī polity, Kabul, on 12 Oct 1879, and formally took over the administration of government on 28 Oct 1879 when the abdication of Muḥammad Yaʿqūb Khān was proclaimed.
Military administration
General Officer Commanding, Kabul Field Force
28 Oct 1879 - 2 May 1880 Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts [1]
General Officer Commanding, Northern Afghanistan Field Force
2 May 1880 - 22 Jul 1880 Sir Donald Martin Stewart
   
Civil administration  
Chief Political Officer
19 Mar 1880 - 22 Jul 1880 Lepel Henry Griffin [1][2]

[1] Dec 1879 - Apr 1880 Amīr Muḥammad Mūsá Khān (امیر محمد موسى خان) *
  * The son of Muḥammad Yaʿqūb Khān and crown prince. A minor, he was proclaimed ruler by a group of nobles resisting the British invasion of Afghanistan shortly before or after the liberation of Kabul (14 Dec 1879). The claim virtually failed after the re-occupation of Kabul (24 Dec 1879) and Ghazni (20 Apr 1880) by the armed forces of British India.
[2] Appointed on 30 Jan 1880; arrived to the Sherpur Cantonment, then near Kabul, and took office on 19 Mar 1880.
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