Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat visited Naval Base in Karwar, Karnataka on Monday. He was briefed about the ongoing work under ‘Project Seabird’.
“CDS General Bipin Rawat visited Karwar Naval Base today, April 5, 2021. The General was received by Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, C-in-C #WNC and was briefed on the progress of Project Seabird and the plan for future infrastructure. The CDS also interacted with officers and sailors in the station,” PRO Defence, Mumbai tweeted.
INS Kadamba is an Indian Navy base located near Karwar I Karnataka. The first phase of construction of the base, code-named Project Seabird, was completed in 2005. Development of Phase II started 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 II.
On 1st August 2002, the Government of India had granted its approval in 1995 for the execution of the first phase of the Project Seabird at a revised completion cost of Rs 1294.41 crore. The project would enable 10 ships and 10-yard crafts for refit and maintenance.