Silchar Airport (IATA: IXS, ICAO: VEKU) is located at Kumbhirgram, 29 km (18 mi) from Silchar in the state of Assam, India built by the British as RAF Station Kumbhirgram in 1944 and transferred to the Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF). It is also a Civil enclave airport as it is under the control of Indian Air Force. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range. It is the third busiest airport of the north-east India next to Guwahati and Imphal. In 2014-15, Silchar Airport handled 290,000 passengers.
Silchar is the headquarters of Cachar district in the state of Assam in India. It is 343 kilometres (213 mi) south east of Guwahati.Being politically stable in the otherwise disturbed Northeast earned it the bon mot of “Island of Peace” from India's then prime minister Indira Gandhi.During the British rule, ships were docked at the bank of the river Barak. Gradually, a market developed at the bank and became a major place of economic activity. The bank was covered with stones to help dock ships and vessels, and the market was developed at a place that was fully covered with stones.
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