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Centre must explain Scorpene submarine leak: Congress

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar earlier on August 24 said he has asked Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba to analyse the extent of the leak and find out whether it is related to India or not.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2016 12:40 pm
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The Congress Party on August 24 demanded a proper explanation from the government and swift punishment against culprits involved in the reported leak of sensitive data related to India’s Scorpene submarine. Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi told ANI that the leak of papers is a very serious matter as the national security is paramount.

“It is not a question of this or that. It is a question that the fundamentals of security for purposes of national security, national safety how they can be possible leaked?” he said.

“The government owes a very proper explanation and a strict punishment in the swiftest possible time. This should not go through a bureaucratic legalese with people trying to save their skin and passing the buck,” he added.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar earlier on August 24 said he has asked Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba to analyse the extent of the leak and find out whether it is related to India or not.

Parrikar further asserted that the leak is not 100 percent.

“I have asked the naval chief to conduct full analysis of the incident as to what is the leak and what has been leaked about us. The first step is to identify, the second step is to identify the extent of unwarranted, but it is not all 100 percent, because we do have our final integration,” Parrikar said.

“It came to my knowledge at around 12 last night, and what I understand is that there is a hacking. So, we will find out all these aspects,” he added.

Parrikar further said that in the next couple of days they will come out with more information.

On Tuesday, a report in Australian media revealed that sensitive information related to India’s Scorpene submarines has been leaked, with French shipbuilder DCNS, which designed the submarine, facing a leak of documents spreading over 22,000 pages.

According to The Australian, the leak details the entire secret combat capability of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy.

As per reports, the leak includes details of the submarine’s underwater sensors, above-water sensors, combat management system, torpedo launch system and specifications, communications system and navigation systems.

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    Ips
    Aug 24, 2016 at 8:58 am
    It is not congress or BJP.when will we as citizen will think and act for national interest.Politicians are worst and will try to get milages even at the cost of our security and prestige.Remedial measures must be taken on war footing basis.Culprit can be punished later.Digital,globalization ,e commerce etc are very danger. we must have very very strong system to control every thing.Doors of country can not opened to all in the name growth.we have to be alter because all foreigner are investing for profit and in interest of their company.Citizens have to vocal and aggressive for national interest and security instead of dependent on Govenmnt.we are permanent and all ploliticians are temporary
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      Krishna
      Aug 24, 2016 at 8:14 am
      Lol this is hilarious. Congress is out of intellect. They are trying to pin the leak on Modi Govt. despite the fact that it was the French manufacturer whose docs were leaked, which included details of Australia, India, France along with others.
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        jay desouza
        Aug 24, 2016 at 8:25 pm
        Hi Singhvi: Did you polish shoes of Pappy today?
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          kamran
          Aug 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm
          would you have said the same thing or would have demanded MMS, SG, and RGs heads on a platter if this had happened during Cong Govt?
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          1. China Love
            Aug 24, 2016 at 8:17 am
            More important is the fact that the leak apparently happened in 2011..
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