April 21, 2024


Bagdogra airfield, (IATA: IXB, ICAO: VEBD) is located in the town of Bagdogra, about 16 km (9.9 mi) West of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is the gateway airport to the hill station towns of Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, and Kalimpong and the state of Sikkim, and sees thousands of tourists annually. 

The airbase is home to the IAF’s No. 20 Wing. Which as once upon a time home to the MiG-21FLs of No. 8 Squadron. The airfield was home to No.7 Squadron flying the Hawer Hunter during the 1971 War.