Bihta Air Force Station
|Air Force Station, Bihta
वायु सेना हवाई अड्डा, बिहटा
|IATA: none – ICAO:
|Operator||Indian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||194 ft / 59 m|
The Bihta Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base in Bihta, Bihar, India. The military airfield, commanded by a Group Captain rank IAF officer lies 40 kilometres southwest of state capital Patna and is spread over an area of around 900 acres. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to develop a civil enclave at this airbase to serve as the new airport for Patna. AAI has estimated a requirement of 600 acres of land for the first Phase and another 790 acres for the second Phase in lieu of the existing Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Patna.
- "Security tightened in Bihta air force base after ISI threat". Kumod Verma, TNN. The Times of India, Patna. 23 July 2002. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
- "Land hurdle for Bihta take-off". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 12 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- "AAI Proposes to Develop Airport at Bihta for International Operations". Business Standard. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
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