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Hope soars for WW2 airport in Assam

The Hindu | 08/05/2021 07:58 PM | Click to read full article

An airport built for warplanes in 1939 took commercial wings on Saturday, heralding the best of times for western Assam’s Dhubri district during the worst of times.

Rupsi airport near Gauripur, about 15 km from district headquarters Dhubri, was one of South Asia’s largest airports with a 1.8 km runway used by Allied aircraft for supplying arms, manpower and ammunition to forces in Burma and China during World War II.