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Pathankot Air Force Station

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Airport type  Military
Serves  Pathankot
Owner  Government of India
Operator  Indian Air Force
Elevation AMSL  1,017 ft / 310 m
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Location  Pathankot, Punjab, India
Opened  21 November 2006 (civil)

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Pathankot Air Force Station (IATA: IXP, ICAO: VIPK) is a military airport located 3 km from Pathankot, India, on the Pathankot – Majra Road. It is part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force and covers an area of approximately 2000 acres (809.3 hectares).

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Civil enclave

The civil enclave at the airport was inaugurated by the civil aviation minister at the time, Praful Patel, on 21 November 2006. The facility was created by the efforts of Gurdaspur Member of Parliament, Bollywood film actor Vinod Khanna, who had planned to make Pathankot a tourist spot and industrial hub. No domestic flights operate to the airport.

Incidents

On 2 January 2016, six heavily armed terrorists suspected to belong to Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked the Air Force Station. The terrorists were wearing Indian Army fatigues and rode a stolen car of a superintendent of the Punjab Police. All six terrorists and seven security forces personnel were killed in the gun battle on 4 January 2016.

References

Pathankot Air Force Station Wikipedia


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