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China building highest-altitude airport near Tibet

China is building the world’s highest altitude civilian airport close to Tibet as part of a plan to develop infrastructure in the strategic Himalayan region.
The 4,411-metre-high Daocheng Yading Airport is under construction in Garzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It will surpass the Bangda Airport in Qamdo Prefecture in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region which has an elevation of 4,334 metres above sea level. So far, China has built five airports at Gonggar, Lhasa, Bangda, Xigaze and Ngari in Tibet Autonomous Region.

The rapid development of air infrastructure in Tibet coupled with rail and road development raised concerns in India as it provides massive advantage to China to move its troops and equipment overcoming the geographical problems in the remote region of the world.
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