Karwar, June 22, 2017 : High alert has been declared around the Project Seabird, Asia’s most advanced naval base in Karwar, after it is suspected that three terrorists have infiltrated into the area on June 21,Wednesday night.
The naval base is located at Alageri village near Ankola, in Karwar, Uttar Kannada district. It is said that three unidentified men were spotted on CCTV. While it is not clear, who they were, the officials are not ready to take any chance after a deadly attack on Pathankot air base, last year. The police are keeping tight vigil at the National Highway 66 that passes through the naval base.
The naval base houses the INS Kadamba, the third largest Indian naval ship, commissioned by then Defence minister Pranab Mukherjee, in 2005. The INS Kadamba houses Indian Navy’s most potent weapons - stealth frigates, destroyers. The state-of-the-art naval base is also equipped with naval air station, naval armament depot, research facility and full-fledged naval ship repair yard. Also, it houses INS Vikrant, country’s second aircraft carrier.
While naval officials have not yet commented on it, the security personnel are combing the entire area.