Project Seabird is an infrastructure project involving the construction of a naval base called INS Kadamba near Karwar in Karnataka. Upon completion, it will be India’s largest naval base on the west coast and the largest naval base east of Suez Canal.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2005, making it the third largest naval base in India. The second phase was initiated in 2011. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the base to review the progress of Project Seabird Phase IIA. He also reviewed the marine works and infrastructure development that are being undertaken as part of this project.