Project Seabird

It is the largest naval infrastructure project for India which involves creation of a naval base at Karwar (in Karnataka) on the west coast of India.

Upon completion, this $3 billion project will provide the Indian Navy with its largest naval base on the west coast and also the largest naval base east of the Suez Canal.

The Phase I construction of Karwar base under Project Seabird, which was completed in 2011, was designed to accommodate 10 ships.

The Phase IIA of Project Seabird will see the base expanded for berthing of 32 ships and submarines, along with 23 yardcraft and include piers.

The centrepiece of Phase IIA works is an iconic Covered Dry Berth, standing at a height of 75 metres, taller than the Qutub Minar in Delhi.