Secret data on Scorpene submarines leaked, Navy probing matter

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More than 22,000 pages of top secret data on the capabilities of six highly advanced
submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with a French company have been leaked, raising alarm bells today in the security establishment.

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The combat capability of the scorpene submarines being built at Mazagon dock at a cost of USD 3.5 billion by French shipbuilder DCNS, went public when an Australian newspaper,
“The Australian”, put the details on the website.

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Reacting with alacrity to the development, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who learnt about the leak at midnight, ordered Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba to go into the ‘entire issue”. A report is also being sought from DCNS.

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“What I understand is there is a hacking. So we will find out all this,” Parrikar told reporters in Delhi.

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