The NCR needs a second airport, as people living in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, or even north/NE parts of Delhi city find it a nightmare to get to IGIA. A distant airport also keeps investments away, as MNCs with traveling professionals would prefer a location like Gurugram or Faridabad to set up shop instead. When you spend more time in the cab getting to the airport than the duration of the flight itself, you know you need a new airport. Centre and UP government have, however, made an illogical proposal to set up NCR's second airport in Jewar. I had to look up the place, and it appears to be in the middle of nowhere. Someone living in Ghaziabad or Noida has to spend a similar amount of time getting to this airport as IGIA, even though a bulk of the journey will be over the Yamuna Expressway. Could the Government of India, instead of building an international airport at Jewar, build a new Indian Air Force base from the ground-up, with all the bells and whistles as Hindon AFB, and relocate Hindon AFB to the new site; and use its land to build a new international airport? The current Hindon AFB sits on enough land to build an airport the size of Mumbai's CSIA. It may not have the land geometry for a greenfield H-type airport (like BLR or HYD), but you should still be able to build crisscrossing runways like Mumbai, and clock >250,000 movements/annum (~40 million passengers). Since Jewar is under 80 km from Hindon, what are the strategic implications of relocating the AFB there, on interception, BMD, wartime, etc.?