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Not to be confused with Kilagai (Pakistan) in Mohmand Agency[1]

Kiligai (Kilagai, Kilagay, Kila Gai, Qalagai, Dasht-e Kiligai) is a location in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan, which during the Soviet-Afghan War held one of the three major Soviet bases in Afghanistan (the other two being Shindand and Bagram).[2] It was described in 1987 by the BBC Monitoring Service as the "largest military supply and armoury centre of the Soviet troops in Afghanistan."[3]

The base was located near a strategic north-south corridor, and included a large underground tank-repair depot.[4] In 1988, as the Soviets prepared their withdrawal, the possibility of "maintaining negotiated access" to the Kiligai tank repair facility was discussed.[5]


  1. ^ The Scots Magazine. D.C. Thomson. 1936. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  2. ^ J. Bruce Amstutz (1 July 1994). Afghanistan: The First Five Years of Soviet Occupation. DIANE Publishing. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-0-7881-1111-2. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Summary of World Broadcasts: Far East. Monitoring Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation. 1987. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Middle East Insight. International Insight, Inc. 1987. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Anthony James Gregor (1989). In the Shadow of Giants: The Major Powers and the Security of Southeast Asia. Hoover Inst Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-8179-8821-0. Retrieved 24 August 2013.