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Scorpene submarine: Case of hacking, not 100% leaked, says Manohar Parrikar

Report suggests 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2016 12:05 pm
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After a report surfaced that sensitive data related to India’s Scorpene submarines has been leaked, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday asked Navy Chief to analyse what has been revealed.

“This (the report) came to my knowledge at 12 midnight, it is a case of hacking. Navy Chief has been asked to analyze as to what exactly has been leaked,” Parrikar told ANI news agency.

The Defence Minister also said that the connection of data has to be identified and ascertained yet. “First step is to identify if its related to us, and anyway its not all 100% leak,” he said.

A statement issued by India Navy said: “It appears that the source of leak is from overseas and not in India.”

Also read | Sensitive data on Indian Navy’s Scorpene submarine leaked: Report

Earlier 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. The Indian Express, however, could not verify the same. Marked ‘Restricted Scorpene India’, the DCNS documents ­could provide an ­intelligence landmine if obtained by India’s neighbours – Pakistan or China.

Also read | Huge setback for India as 22,000 pages of secret data leaked

According to The Australian, the leak, about 22,400 pages, details the ­entire secret combat capability of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy. 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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First of the Scorpene class submarines being built in India – Kalvari – went for sea trials in May, 2016 and is expected to be inducted in the Indian Navy soon. Indian Navy officials have said the six submarines, once inducted, would form the core of the Navy’s submarine arm for the next two decades.

(With inputs from ANI and IANS)

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    Defense.Defense
    Aug 24, 2016 at 9:35 am
    DEFENSE OF DEFENSE MINISTER:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"First step is to identify if its related to us, and anyway its not all 100% leak,” he said.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;DEFENSE OF NAVY:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"It appear that the source of leak is not Indian but foreign"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;THEY ARE DOING THEY JOB OF "DEFENDING" PERFECTLY.
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      sb
      Aug 24, 2016 at 10:41 am
      The Leak happened during 2011 when Congress Govt. was busy plotting how to put Modi and Amit-Shah into Jail and looting the Nation.
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        Citizen
        Aug 24, 2016 at 8:43 am
        Chaddi Parrikar is busy protecting cows.
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          Manzoor
          Aug 24, 2016 at 7:27 am
          Leaking the sensitive information is in the DNA of bureaucracy. Why are you denying the fact.
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            Manzoor
            Aug 24, 2016 at 7:39 am
            Obviously, first he should collect the verified information then only give the statement. If you deny at first then people will think DAAL ME KUCH KALA HAI.
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