Once upon a time, the hub of civil aviation, Begumpet Airport is located in the center of Hyderabad. Begumpet currently houses the Air Force Station as well as the AP Aviation Academy. The Domestic and International Airports have moved to Shamshabad.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest states in India in terms of area, ranking after MP, Uttarpradesh ,Rajasthan and Maharastra. Located in the southern part of the country, the State has a population of over 80 million and has its fair share of presence in terms of Defence installations are concerned.
In 2014, the state was split into two. The areas around Hyderabad was hived off into Telangana state and the coastal area and southern part of the state was still part of the old Andhra Pradesh state.