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What is Project Seabird?

Project Seabird:

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited the Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka on June 24, 2021 to review the progress of ongoing infrastructure development under ‘Project Seabird’.

  • RM says it will be Asia’s largest Naval Base and further strengthen the operational readiness of the Armed Forces.
  • INS Kadamba is an Indian Navy base located near Karwar in Karnataka.
  • The first phase of construction of the base, code-named Project Seabird, was completed in 2005 and the base was commissioned on 31 May 2005.
  • Development of Phase II commenced in 2011.
  • INS Kadamba is currently the third largest Indian naval base, and is expected to become the largest naval base in the eastern hemisphere after completion of expansion Phase IIB.