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Allahabad Airport

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Airport information
 Location of airport in India
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorAirports Authority of India / Indian Armed Forces
Elevation98 m (322 ft)

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Allahabad Airport or Bamrauli Air Force Base is located at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is at a distance of 12 km (7.5 mi) from Allahabad and is operational for domestic flights. Nearest other operational airports are Lucknow, Varanasi and Kanpur. The Central Air Command is one of the five operational commands of the Indian Air Force. Currently headquartered in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, it had its beginning as No 1 Operational Group on 27 May 1958 at Ranikutir in Calcutta as a part of the Govt's increasing emphasis on defence of the eastern borders. Reorganisation of this Operational Group was created this command on 19 March 1962 with headquarters at Rani Kuthee, Calcutta(now Kolkata). Calcutta was considered inappropriate location for the Central Air Command Headquarters and it was relocated at Allahabad in February 1966.

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