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Scorpene Submarine: Parrikar asks navy chief to analyse what has been leaked

A report had appeared in Australian media, earlier on Tuesday last, that said that sensitive information related to India’s Scorpene submarines had been leaked, to French shipbuilder DCNS, which designed the submarine. The leaked documents contained about 22,000 pages

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 24 Aug 2016 7:39 AM GMT

Scorpene Submarine: Parrikar asks navy chief to analyse what has been leaked
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New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar , who admitted that some Scorpene submarine data have been leaked due to hacking, asked the Navy Chief on Wednesday to find out what has been passed on to unauthorised persons.

“The report came to my knowledge at 12 midnight. It is a case of hacking. Navy Chief has been asked to analyse as to what exactly has been leaked,” said Parrikar.

A report had appeared in Australian media, earlier on Tuesday last, that said that sensitive information related to India’s Scorpene submarine had been leaked, to French shipbuilder DCNS, which designed the submarine. The leaked documents contained about 22,000 pages.

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Scorpene Submarine's data leak could be a Problem for India:

  • The documents carried the details of the ­entire secret combat capability of the six Scorpene-class submarines designed for the navy.
  • According to the initial reports the leak included details of the submarine’s underwater sensors, above-water sensors, combat management system, torpedo launch system and specifications, communications system and navigation systems.
  • If obtained by Pakistan or China the documents ­could provide vital intelligence reports to the neighbours.
  • The defence minister, however, stated that the data were not fully leaked and that the ministry was trying to identify and ascertain the amount of the data revealed. “First step is to identify if it is related to us, and anyway it is not all 100 per cent leak,” he said.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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